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    Slackware Termnal Issues


    Hello peeps. I have just started using Slack and am liking it. There are some small things that I want to fix. When I use the terminal as user, there are no text highlighting, such as different colored text for directories, and green for executables. I also don't have anything telling me where I am.

    Normal terminal

    Code:
    machine@username:~$
    or

    Code:
    machine@username:~/Downloads/some-directory$
    My terminal

    Code:
    bash4.3$
    I really find that being able to see the directory I'm in, and the text highlighting is very helpful. Any Slackers out there that can help?

    Come on quit Slacking off!!

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    Hi.

    The file $HOME/.bashrc may have settings and aliases to do what you desire. For example:
    Code:
    # enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
    if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then
        eval "`dircolors -b`"
        alias ls='ls -CF --color=never'
        #alias ls='ls --color=auto'
        #alias dir='dir --color=auto'
        #alias vdir='vdir --color=auto'
    
        #alias grep='grep --color=auto'
        #alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto'
        #alias egrep='egrep --color=auto'
    On a system like:
    Code:
    OS, ker|rel, machine: Linux, 3.18.11, x86_64
    Distribution        : Slackware 14.1
    Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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    I don't have a .bashrc file. Can I copy the one for root. Because when i switch to root via "su -" I get color, so there must be a separate config file for root. Probably in /etc...I'm gonna give it a go. I'm running 14.2 by the way.

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    Hey I think I fount something in the link you shared Segfault. The root config for my bash is in /etc/profile. I copied the contents of /etc/profile to ~/.bashrc and that worked. Thanks Segfault and drl. I appreciate it. While I was doing that I accidentally typed cp /etc/profile ~/.nanorc and overwrote my .nanorc . So now I have to go copy .nanorc back again. Gotta love and hate that Linux does whatever you say.

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