.bashrc and .bash_profile

I never had the habit of setting up ~/.bashrc and ~/.bashr_profile or modifying them or any way. I was just happy with the prompt presented when I opened the terminal. It never bothered me that my normal user did not have a colour scheme, for example. Recently, I got curious about that and checked the Slackware Wiki.

Plenty of useful information there.

As a start, I created ~/.bash_profile and ~/.bashrc with the following content:

if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
    . ~/.bashrc
. /etc/profile

export VISUAL=nano
export EDITOR=nano

To implement any changes made to .bashrc, it should be sourced:

source ~/.bashrc

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