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Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

Mar 20, 2009, 04:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Price)

"For those just starting out with Linux, or the command line specifically, the program that displays the command prompt and handles your commands is called bash, or the Bourne Again Shell. In this article we'll be using the words command line and shell interchangeably to refer to interacting with Linux through bash.

"Today we’ll be covering:
Changing the shell startup routine
Making a more useful command prompt
Creating aliases for long or complex commands"

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