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Old 09-21-2011
I thought default shell in SOLARIS 10 was ksh...
# 30  
Old 09-21-2011
I'm using csh apparently...i know I can access ksh with that method you mentioned.
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Old 09-21-2011
Originally Posted by bucksnotts
Is there a way that I can get unix to remember these aliases? When I log out, it seems to delete them.
As explained before, you have to add them to your ~/.profile file.

A quick and easy way to append things to your ~/.profile is:

% cp ~/.profile ~/.profile-bak
% cat >>~/.profile
alias a "programa"
alias b "programb"

...where, for ^D, you literally need to type control-D. The ^ has nothing to do with shift-6. This will tell cat to stop reading from keyboard and finish writing to ~/.profile.

If you make a typo too late to backspace and fix, cp ~/.profile-bak ~/.profile to put things back the way they were.

You can also edit it with vi ~/.profile though vi, being designed 35 years ago for a totally alien keyboard, is a bit hard to master. Here's a vi cheat sheet if you're curious.

Last edited by Corona688; 09-21-2011 at 02:22 PM..
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Old 09-22-2011
I typed it and what I got back was

cp: cannot access /staff/scb/.profile

I assume that's my company restricting access. Is there another way to do it, or is that the only way?
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Old 09-22-2011
The mount point and directory is not what you usually see on solaris (/export/home...). Can you just type:

If you are in your home directory type also:
ls -al | more

The environment files are at the beginning... with more it will display per screen, you will have to press Enter to continue or q to quit...
# 34  
Old 09-22-2011
Originally Posted by bucksnotts
I typed it and what I got back was

cp: cannot access /staff/scb/.profile
Then you don't have a .profile yet. Ignore it and do the rest.
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