On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:47:42PM +0100, Daniel Bye wrote: > On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 07:40:33AM -0400, William O'Higgins wrote: > > I am trying to migrate to FreeBSD from Linux, but some things just > > aren't working the way I'd like. > > > > When I launch an xterm it honours my .bashrc, and I get my custom prompt, > > which includes colour, but no other colour seems to work - not vim, not > > ls -G, not mutt. > > > > In the console, however, I never get the prompt or the aliases specified > > in my .bashrc, and I never get colour. Any pointers? Thanks.
Sorry - hit send too early. To get the console bits working, you need also to create a ~/.bash_profile, from which you source ~/.bashrc. When started as a login shell, bash looks for ~/.bash_profile, not ~/.bashrc. When started as an interactive subshell, which is what happens when you start xterm, it looks for ~/.bashrc. This way, you can logically separate setup that only needs to be done once per login session (exporting certain env variables, setting up ssh-agent, etc), and things that can be set each time a shell starts up. (All I do with my ~/.bashrc is read a file of shell aliases, and source the system-wide /etc/bashrc, where I define suitable globals like $PS1, etc.) As for the colour, I'm afraid I don't know - my $TERM is the default cons25, and colour works just fine with `ls -G'. HTH Dan > > Make a ~/.Xdefaults file, that contains at least this: > > XTerm*termName: xterm-color > > You can also customise geometry, background and foreground colour, > scrollbar, etc. Check out man xterm for the gory details. -- Daniel Bye PGP Key: ftp://ftp.slightlystrange.org/pgpkey/dan.asc PGP Key fingerprint: 3B9D 8BBB EB03 BA83 5DB4 3B88 86FC F03A 90A1 BE8F _ ASCII ribbon campaign ( ) - against HTML, vCards and X - proprietary attachments in e-mail / \
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