Profile, Login, and Resource Files in Unix for Mac OS X


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Profile, login, and resource files

In this chapter, we're going to take a look at how we can configure our working environment in Unix, or put another way, how can you customize bash to your personal preferences? Well, the way we'll do that is providing commands inside bash resource files. Let's take a look at those files and understand how bash works with them. First, let's talk about the initialization that bash goes through whenever we first log in. Now on a Mac, logging into bash is the same thing as opening up a Terminal window. You open up a new Terminal window and it logs us into the bash shell, right? It auto logs you in as the user that you are in the Finder.

Well, when it does that, the first thing that bash does upon login is it reads any commands that are inside the directory etc inside the file profile. Those are master default commands that every bash user will get. We don't want to mess with those. Leave those alone. Those are default settings. Let Apple take care of managing those for...

Profile, login, and resource files
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Profile, login, and resource files provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users

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