Originally Posted by jcconegundes
I don't have /root/.bashrc (nor /home/root/.bashrc). I'm using Debian etch. What could I do?
in case you return to read this and are not yet clear: just add /root/.bashrc
You can create it with just that one line that was suggested for this problem:
or you can add other commands, aliases etc. that you might want to have as well. Check out http://www.faqs.org/docs/abs/HTML/files.html
for information on what this and the related files do. Basically they are where you configure systemwide [/etc/.bashrc and /etc/.profile] and user-specific [$HOME/.bashrc and $HOME/.bash_profile] functions and aliases (for bash shell only).
This means you, as the administrator of your computer, get to decide what all goes in them. Typically, users would decide what goes in their own $HOME/.bashrc and $HOME/.bash_profile - most likely that is also you. My main point is that they are there for your convenience, rather than being some untouchable and necessarily mysterious file of the "us mortals shall not touch" category.
This link explains more clearly the difference between these different files: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...bashrc-273992/
Note: $HOME refers to your home directory, for example it might be /home/kiel2155/.bashrc
Hope this helps.