Chapter 8. Configuring Your Unix Environment

Chapter Contents

  • Understanding your Unix environment

  • Discovering your current environment

  • Adding or changing variables

  • Looking at your zsh configuration files

  • Changing your zsh path

  • Changing your zsh prompt

  • Looking at your bash configuration files

  • Changing your bash path

  • Changing your bash prompt

  • Looking at your ksh configuration files

  • Changing your ksh path

  • Changing your ksh prompt

  • Looking at your csh configuration files

  • Changing your csh path

  • Changing your csh prompt

  • Setting aliases

Back in Chapter 3, we introduced you to Unix shellswhat they are and what you can do with them. In this chapter, we'll take you a bit further and look at configuring your environment using the zsh, bash, csh, and ksh shells. By configuring your environment, you can make the Unix system adapt to your needs, rather than adapting to an existing environment that may not work for you. These configuration tips differ (slightly) for different shells, so make sure you're following along with the instructions appropriate for the shell you use.

Unix(c) Visual Quickstart Guide
UNIX, Third Edition
ISBN: 0321442458
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 251

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