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Old 05-12-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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problems with .bashrc


I try to install OpenFOAM. and I am asked to add a command to the "home/.bashrc" file but I cant find it.
Do I need to run any program to generate this file?

I am using Slacware 10.2
 
Old 05-12-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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You can just create it yourself. Typically, it just contains:

Code:
# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
        . /etc/bashrc
fi
 
Old 05-12-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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vi? It's just a text file with different options like aliases, fancy prompts, etc. You might be able to get away with just touch /home/user/.bashrc
 
Old 05-12-2006, 05:12 PM   #4
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Ok but its not working

root@pc1:/home# /home/bashrc
-bash: /home/bashrc: Permission denied

?????
my new bashrc
/////////////////////////////////
# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc
fi
. $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3/.OpenFOAM-1.3/bashrc
/////////////////////////////////////

?????????????????
 
Old 05-12-2006, 05:19 PM   #5
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The file is called ".bashrc" - the name starts with a period.

If you want to invoke it manually, since it sets environment variables, the format is:

. .bashrc

(period, space, period bashrc)
 
Old 05-12-2006, 05:21 PM   #6
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By the way, files that start with a period do not appear in a "normal" ls output; you must use the '-a' option. For example:

ls -altr
 
Old 05-12-2006, 05:41 PM   #7
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Looks like you are creating the .bashrc in /home. What Is meant is the .bashrc file is in your home directory to get to it in a terminal session type ' cd ~ '. Now once there to see if the file exist type ' ls -a '.

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