Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-22-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0

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
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: USofA
Distribution: Whatever runs accordingly.
Posts: 200

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
how do i see hidden files?
Old 10-22-2004, 01:48 PM   #4
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Florida
Distribution: Slackware, VectorLinux, FreeBSD,Xubuntu
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 15
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 "." .


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.bash_profile dimi Linux - General 1 08-23-2005 08:00 PM
where is ~/.bash_profile? Jskill007 Slackware 4 09-17-2004 11:04 PM
need .bash_profile example true_atlantis Slackware 2 02-07-2004 06:27 PM
.bash_profile sikandar Linux - Software 9 08-31-2003 10:01 AM
.bash_profile Wasim Haider Linux - General 2 09-16-2002 07:12 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration