Linux Command Line Configuration Cheat Sheet

Following is a list of parameters that you can put in .bash_profile to config your terminal (Note: some might only apply to cygwin)

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# copyright and related and neighboring rights to this software to the
# public domain worldwide. This software is distributed without any warranty.
# You should have received a copy of the CC0 Public Domain Dedication along
# with this software.
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# base-files version 4.2-4

# ~/.bash_profile: executed by bash(1) for login shells.

# The latest version as installed by the Cygwin Setup program can
# always be found at /etc/defaults/etc/skel/.bash_profile

# Modifying /etc/skel/.bash_profile directly will prevent
# setup from updating it.

# The copy in your home directory (~/.bash_profile) is yours, please
# feel free to customise it to create a shell
# environment to your liking. If you feel a change
# would be benifitial to all, please feel free to send
# a patch to the cygwin mailing list.

# User dependent .bash_profile file

# source the users bashrc if it exists
if [ -f "${HOME}/.bashrc" ] ; then
source "${HOME}/.bashrc"
fi

# Set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
# if [ -d "${HOME}/bin" ] ; then
# PATH="${HOME}/bin:${PATH}"
# fi

# Set MANPATH so it includes users' private man if it exists
# if [ -d "${HOME}/man" ]; then
# MANPATH="${HOME}/man:${MANPATH}"
# fi

# Set INFOPATH so it includes users' private info if it exists
# if [ -d "${HOME}/info" ]; then
# INFOPATH="${HOME}/info:${INFOPATH}"
# fi

function parse_git_branch {
git branch --no-color 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/(\1)/'
}

export BoldAsFont=-1
export BackgroundColour=34,6,29
export FontHeight=10

export PS1="\[\e[22;1;32m\]\u\[\e[2;37m\]@\[\e[22;1;95m\]\h\[\e[0m\]:\[\e[1;33m\][\w\[\e[96m\]\$(parse_git_branch)\[\e[1;33m\]]\[\e[22;1;37m\]\$ \[\e[0m\]"

trap 'echo -ne "\e[0m" ' DEBUG

And here is some options you can use to go in the .bashrc to custome your terminal as well (Note: some might only apply to cygwin)


# To the extent possible under law, the author(s) have dedicated all
# copyright and related and neighboring rights to this software to the
# public domain worldwide. This software is distributed without any warranty.
# You should have received a copy of the CC0 Public Domain Dedication along
# with this software.
# If not, see .

# base-files version 4.2-4

# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for interactive shells.

# The latest version as installed by the Cygwin Setup program can
# always be found at /etc/defaults/etc/skel/.bashrc

# Modifying /etc/skel/.bashrc directly will prevent
# setup from updating it.

# The copy in your home directory (~/.bashrc) is yours, please
# feel free to customise it to create a shell
# environment to your liking. If you feel a change
# would be benifitial to all, please feel free to send
# a patch to the cygwin mailing list.

# User dependent .bashrc file

# If not running interactively, don't do anything
[[ "$-" != *i* ]] && return

# Shell Options
#
# See man bash for more options...
#
# Don't wait for job termination notification
# set -o notify
#
# Don't use ^D to exit
# set -o ignoreeof
#
# Use case-insensitive filename globbing
# shopt -s nocaseglob
#
# Make bash append rather than overwrite the history on disk
# shopt -s histappend
#
# When changing directory small typos can be ignored by bash
# for example, cd /vr/lgo/apaache would find /var/log/apache
# shopt -s cdspell

# Completion options
#
# These completion tuning parameters change the default behavior of bash_completion:
#
# Define to access remotely checked-out files over passwordless ssh for CVS
# COMP_CVS_REMOTE=1
#
# Define to avoid stripping description in --option=description of './configure --help'
# COMP_CONFIGURE_HINTS=1
#
# Define to avoid flattening internal contents of tar files
# COMP_TAR_INTERNAL_PATHS=1
#
# Uncomment to turn on programmable completion enhancements.
# Any completions you add in ~/.bash_completion are sourced last.
# [[ -f /etc/bash_completion ]] && . /etc/bash_completion

# History Options
#
# Don't put duplicate lines in the history.
# export HISTCONTROL=$HISTCONTROL${HISTCONTROL+,}ignoredups
#
# Ignore some controlling instructions
# HISTIGNORE is a colon-delimited list of patterns which should be excluded.
# The '&' is a special pattern which suppresses duplicate entries.
# export HISTIGNORE=$'[ \t]*:&:[fb]g:exit'
# export HISTIGNORE=$'[ \t]*:&:[fb]g:exit:ls' # Ignore the ls command as well
#
# Whenever displaying the prompt, write the previous line to disk
# export PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a"

# Aliases
#
# Some people use a different file for aliases
# if [ -f "${HOME}/.bash_aliases" ]; then
# source "${HOME}/.bash_aliases"
# fi
#
# Some example alias instructions
# If these are enabled they will be used instead of any instructions
# they may mask. For example, alias rm='rm -i' will mask the rm
# application. To override the alias instruction use a \ before, ie
# \rm will call the real rm not the alias.
#
# Interactive operation...
# alias rm='rm -i'
# alias cp='cp -i'
# alias mv='mv -i'
#
# Default to human readable figures
# alias df='df -h'
# alias du='du -h'
#
# Misc :)
# alias less='less -r' # raw control characters
# alias whence='type -a' # where, of a sort
alias grep='grep --color' # show differences in colour
# alias egrep='egrep --color=auto' # show differences in colour
# alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto' # show differences in colour
#
# Some shortcuts for different directory listings
alias ls='ls -hF --color=tty' # classify files in colour
alias dir='ls --color=auto --format=vertical'
# alias vdir='ls --color=auto --format=long'
alias ll='ls -l' # long list
alias la='ls -A' # all but . and ..
# alias l='ls -CF' #

# Umask
#
# /etc/profile sets 022, removing write perms to group + others.
# Set a more restrictive umask: i.e. no exec perms for others:
# umask 027
# Paranoid: neither group nor others have any perms:
# umask 077

# Functions
#
# Some people use a different file for functions
# if [ -f "${HOME}/.bash_functions" ]; then
# source "${HOME}/.bash_functions"
# fi
#
# Some example functions:
#
# a) function settitle
# settitle ()
# {
# echo -ne "\e]2;$@\a\e]1;$@\a";
# }
#
# b) function cd_func
# This function defines a 'cd' replacement function capable of keeping,
# displaying and accessing history of visited directories, up to 10 entries.
# To use it, uncomment it, source this file and try 'cd --'.
# acd_func 1.0.5, 10-nov-2004
# Petar Marinov, http:/geocities.com/h2428, this is public domain
# cd_func ()
# {
# local x2 the_new_dir adir index
# local -i cnt
#
# if [[ $1 == "--" ]]; then
# dirs -v
# return 0
# fi
#
# the_new_dir=$1
# [[ -z $1 ]] && the_new_dir=$HOME
#
# if [[ ${the_new_dir:0:1} == '-' ]]; then
# #
# # Extract dir N from dirs
# index=${the_new_dir:1}
# [[ -z $index ]] && index=1
# adir=$(dirs +$index)
# [[ -z $adir ]] && return 1
# the_new_dir=$adir
# fi
#
# #
# # '~' has to be substituted by ${HOME}
# [[ ${the_new_dir:0:1} == '~' ]] && the_new_dir="${HOME}${the_new_dir:1}"
#
# #
# # Now change to the new dir and add to the top of the stack
# pushd "${the_new_dir}" > /dev/null
# [[ $? -ne 0 ]] && return 1
# the_new_dir=$(pwd)
#
# #
# # Trim down everything beyond 11th entry
# popd -n +11 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null
#
# #
# # Remove any other occurence of this dir, skipping the top of the stack
# for ((cnt=1; cnt /dev/null)
# [[ $? -ne 0 ]] && return 0
# [[ ${x2:0:1} == '~' ]] && x2="${HOME}${x2:1}"
# if [[ "${x2}" == "${the_new_dir}" ]]; then
# popd -n +$cnt 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null
# cnt=cnt-1
# fi
# done
#
# return 0
# }
#
# alias cd=cd_func

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