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Old 01-12-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
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Angry Missing Bash Files

Ok I have installed Slackware8.1 3 times and have even recompiled bash-2.05a twice and still have no /etc/bashrc ~/.bashrc or any others that the man page and howto's talk about. The only bash file I have besides the bash executable and env executable is .bash_history. I have found numerous sample files on the net and would like to use them but when adding them to their proper directories they don't seem to work. If someone can either post PM or email the respective files for slackware I would highly appreciate it. Also with some information on what file I sould edit to get bash to recognize these files would be helpful.
I have tried even the set command with no avail.

Thanks in advance
Old 01-12-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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I'd say you wasted some time reinstalling for a problem that didn't exist. eh ?
Slackware doesn't create these for you, you'll have to create them. Slackware by default uses the /etc/profile to set the global login and other settings for users.

I'd say read the bash howto at to get you started.
Old 01-12-2003, 06:50 PM   #3
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Yep a bunch of watsed time and the only thing to show for it is a more streamlined install of Slack and a angry wife ( something about "If I my laptop could perform her duties I wouldn't need her around"

Well thanks and since know I know slack uses /etc/profile is itsafe to assume anything I wanted to put in .bashrc I should just put in /etc/profile then? Like my aliases and PS1 configurations?

Thanks again in advance
Old 01-12-2003, 07:44 PM   #4
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Just create a ~/.bashrc, in a terminal do "touch .bashrc" followed by "mcedit .bashrc" to add your preferences.


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