.bashrc is a shell file placed in the user home directory and sourced while you start an interactive shell in Linux terminals, such as local MobaXterm or in Cygwin. This file can be edited or created to customize bash behavior, for example, define ENV settings, aliases, functions, call scripts, etc.
How to configure local terminal bashrc in MobaXterm?
Let us have a look at how to configure the .bashrc file in your local mobaxterm.
Step #1: Open your local bash terminal
- Open your MobaXterm
- From Terminal Menu, “Open New TAB“
- Click Start Local Terminal
- Your terminal window will open
You would get a window something like below with a banner message,
[20XX-XX-XX 10:24.13] ~ [admin.codetryout] >
Step #2: Open or create the file .bashrc
Edit .bashrc file, using the command vim .bashrc
You can customize your settings there.
Step #3: Example customization
Let us enter a simple alias,
[admin.codetryout] > vim .bashrc alias hello="hello codetryout world"
Step #4: Reloading the bashrc changes to the shell
It is required that you have to reload the .bashrc file in order to make the changes available in your current shell. (Note, the changes will be available all the time when you open a new terminal/shell).
To reload .bashrc, use any one of the following methods,
Step #5: Testing your new bashrc
[admin.codetryout] > hello hello codetryout world
Another full steps example, adding an alias to MobaXterm local bashrc:
# Adding a new entry to MobaXterm .bashrc # Alias name: cu1 /home/mobaxterm> echo 'alias cu1="curl https://code.codetryout.com/ --output code.html"' >> .bashrc # Reloading the bashrc /home/mobaxterm> . .bashrc # Testing the new alias from mobaxterm bashrc /home/mobaxterm> cu1 % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 311 0 311 0 0 2549 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 2549 # Verifying the output /home/mobaxterm> cat code.html <html> <head> <title>Code.CodeTryout.com</title> <body> <h1>code.codetryout.com</h1><br /> This is a demo website for testing sample code experiments and demos at CodeTryout.com.<br /> Please visit <a href="https://codetryout.com/">CodeTryout.com</a> for more information. </body> </html> /home/mobaxterm>
Similar way, you may add anything that works on a shell, to your bashrc, such as auto-login to a server using SSH, file copy using SCP, etc. Hope this helps