I put some alias commands in my
.bashrc file, so that they might be loaded everytime I open a new Terminal window. Yet this doesn't happen.
I have to select
run script: in the Terminal>Preferences>"MyDefaultTheme">Shell prefpane and add:
source .bashrc && clear for it to work...
This seems odd since many tutorials only say you just have to add to the
.bashrc file and all is good.
Note that I don't run in
bash when using the terminal, I like the other (default) one (don't know what it is) better, because it show me where I am all the time eg:
in stead of:
In bash all is loaded as should be.
So my question is, why didn't my
.bashrc file load automatically and did I have to add the option to call it everytime?
Also some tutorial told me to do something like:
$alias la=’ls -la’ >> ~/.bashrc
which should write the alias to my
.bashrc, this doesn't work either...
Note that I'm a UNIX novice, so be gentle.