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Old 10-22-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
nguye103
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.bash_profile


I am doing a software installation and one of the preinstallation steps is to add some coding to the .bash_profile file. I can't find this file anywhere. I know that this file is suppose to the environment for the user, but I don't think i have it. How do I find out what file is setting my environment? Could It be that it's using a different file not called .bash_profile and so I would therefore need to add the piece of code to this file instead....or do I have to creat a .bash_profile? any help would be great! thanks!
 
Old 10-22-2004, 01:37 PM   #2
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That file is hidden if you have it. Configure your file manager to show hidden files. If it's not there just create it.

Or look into the matter globally with /etc/profile in a text editor
 
Old 10-22-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
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how do i see hidden files?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 01:48 PM   #4
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Just type "ls -a" in your home directory. The "-a" will show you all files. The standard ls command doesn't show files that begin with a "." .
 
  


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