2.4.3. Important files in home directory#
This is the configuration file used by Bash, the default
shell for user accounts. You will mostly use this
file, when you need to set or modify
environment variables like
You can use the
.bash_aliases file to set aliases
For example, here is a commonly used alias:
alias l='ls -l'
This means when you type
l at the command-line, the
bash shell will execute
ls -l, which will output a
long listing of files, instead of the default.
To learn more about the
ls command, read
the ls — list files section.