Saturday, August 18, 2012

FreeBSD Bourne Shell Tricks

Bourne shell is default shell for user account in FreeBSD. You can control settings through the following configuration files:

~/.shrc - user specific settings
/etc/profile - global settings

Color Prompt: display hostname in green color for shell prompt (read more here):
# vi ^[: ctrl+v and then Esc
#PS1="^[[32m$^[[0m "
PS1="^[[1;32m`whoami`@\h ^[[34m\W ^[[0m$ "
List directories in color:
alias ls='ls -G'
Color case insensitive grep:
export GREP_OPTIONS='-i --color=auto'

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