Since I have been doing so much Git work I wanted to post some things I do to pimp my Bash console out.
First thing is we need to get to our home directory. Do this by typing this in your bash console:
This should change your prompt to point to ~. The next thing is we need to see if there is already a .bashrc file. The easiest way I have found to do this is to type the following in the bash console:
This should open a windows explorer window in your home directory. Check to see if a .bashrc file exists. If this file does not exist type the following in the bash console window:
Go back to windows explorer and you should now see the .bsahrc file. Open the file in your favorite text editor. Here is an example of what I have been putting in my .basrc file:
alias brc="source ~/.bashrc"
|brc||an easy way to reload the bashrc file while in the bash console. This way you don’t have to restart the console each time you make a change.|
|cls||I am used to typing this in DOS|
|..||a shortcut to go back a directory|
|cd..||bash wants a space between the cd and the .. this alias lets me forget the space and it doesn’t complain about it.|
|dir||I am used to typing this in DOS|
|e||shortcut to open explorer in the current directory|
|h||shortcut to my start directory where all my code is|
|cl||change directory and list its contents|