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How to get to my .profile?

When I logon to UNIX I go to the root directory. I don't have an assigned user directory.
I need to get to my .profile so that I can change things like command prompt.

How do I do this? By the way I am using SUN Solaris

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This will create and set your home directory.

usermod -d <directory> -m <username>

Then copy the /etc/skel/local.profile to your home directory and rename to .profile .

I think that should do it...

Last edited by PaulC; 10-18-2004 at 05:31 AM..
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Thank you much. I'll give it a try.
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I need to get to my .profile so that I can change things like command prompt.
The /etc/skel file is used to set the default profile for all users added to the box. You shouldnt have to change what is already there.
First, check to see that you have a .profile. You more than likely already do. You will find it in your home directory. Since it is a hidden file, you [obviously] wont be able to see it with a normal ls listing. Try ls -a.

To change your prompt:

export PS1='$PWD--> '

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