Some dumb questions born of frustration

John J. Boyer john.boyer at
Wed Oct 26 22:32:57 UTC 2016

1. What do i put in .bashrc to get a simple prompt of a dollar sign?

2. I have set alias_file=mailaliases in muttrc. When I add an alias it goes to that file, but when I use it in the to 
line of a message it is not recognized.

I've been reading man pages and documentation all day.


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