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1 vasudha August 11, 2011 at 5:09 am


In order to get profile u need to have ~/.bashrc
It contains setting
==> for your shell promt display
==> colour settings based on the permission (example exe fles appear green

So I suggest you copy the bashrc and bash_profile and bash from any linux server into your login and run the following command to change our profile


2 shyam October 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

what is user profile and .profile in unix…waiting for your replay


3 Somnath January 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

My problem: Today I started to install sysstat monitor tool for my OS X by using 1. apt-get install sysstat 2. yum install sys stat 3. rpm -i sys stat.rpm none of then worked.

Even I cannot execute some unix commands from my Terminal.app.

Then I tried to see echo $PATH but the output is empty but I can start my TOMCAT and close.

NoW I cannot locate .profile or .bash_profile using the ls -a command. But still TOMCAt is working.. So It seems I messed up :) Please let me know the reason? It is really deleted but how tomcat is working (as in OS x the java no need to be specified in .profile)?.

So Please help me to understand the problem and how to reconfigure it so that it can execute all commands.


4 landon kelsey June 17, 2012 at 3:37 am


maybe Fedora 17 is different

put aliases in .bashrc and it works

aliases not set when put into .bash_profile

[landon@Precision-380 ~]$ cat .bashrc
# .bashrc

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc
alias lsa=’ls -alF –color’
alias h=history

# User specific aliases and functions
[landon@Precision-380 ~]$


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