Most users are running the
bash shell on our system. One file that controls the bash shell is the
~/.bashrc file. You can look at or edit this file with any text editor, like
In this file you can change your prompt, set environment variables, and create command aliases. The
~/.bashrc file is run anytime you create a new terminal window, so you typically put stuff in this file that you want to happen/be accessible for all terminals.
For example, suppose you like to print code files 2-per page, in landscape mode. Here's how you can do that with a command called
enscript -2rhGj prog.py
I've made a alias called
land that runs that same command. Here's the alias definition in my
alias land='enscript -2rhGj'
Now, in any terminal window, I can type
land prog.py to print my files in landscape mode.
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