I’ve been using my wife’s macbook more and more, due to my old Dell slowly dying. Since I spend most of my life at a command prompt, I like to customized it a little so I’m more efficient.
Unfortunately, OS X doesn’t automatically load your .bashrc when you start up a command window. Fortunately, it’s easy to enable:
sudo vi /etc/profile
Enter your password and add this line:
[ -r $HOME/.bashrc ] && source $HOME/.bashrc
There you have it. I’ll post some of the aliases and settings I like to have in my .bashrc later.