Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Oct 5 23:19:33 UTC 2022

There is a 
on my system.

> On Oct 5, 2022, at 16:45, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> ~/.bash_profile
> ~/.bashrc
> ~/.bash_login
> are all files that can be used to configure a console log-in for a
> given user, but not everyone has all or even any of these files.
> I personally only have a .bash_profile file, and it only has three lines in it:
> The first line deletes .bash_history, clearing my command history.
> The second configures my command prompt so it consists only of the
> number of the active tty and a dollar sign instead of the typical
> user at host /path/to/working/directory $ prompt that is so common and
> wastes a lot of time being read by my screen reaer.
> The third adds the directory where I store my personal bash scripts to
> my path so I can launch them from anywhere.
> I don't know if there are any format requirements for .bash_login, but
> it sounds like you don't have one, and the cinfguration suggested
> might be as simple as creating a new text file in your editor of
> choice, adding the suggested lines and nothing else, saving it as
> .bash_login, and then logging out and back in.
> I'm also not sure what the functional difference between
> .bash_profile, .bash_login, and .bashrc is.
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