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Re: base-files revisited

Personally I wouldn't want to see yet another .directory in home. Endless fractionation of config is one of the things about unix that irks me. This is not to say that there aren't perfectly valid use cases for YACF (yet another config file).

Perhaps this would be best served by a new shell configurator package. Or possibly some other already existing shell manager. If someone had a use for a non standard shell config, he could install and run shell-configurator which would walk him through all of the various possibilities for shell initialization. Whether to use foo.d, special files to include, color, etc. It could also save these settings to its own init file that could be applied to new users for organizational use or just to backup your own settings.


On 2019-04-06 10:08 am, John Morrison wrote:

I've been asked at work to get the standard base-files extended with
specifics for the company I work for and wondered if this would be a good
time to revisit how the .bashrc file in particular is put together.

What I was considering would be introducing a ~/.bashrc.d/ folder and
splitting the existing ~/.bashrc file into its component parts;

* alias.bashrc
* completion.bashrc
* functions.bashrc
* history.bashrc
* shell.bashrc
* umask.bashrc

and changing .bashrc to source all the *.bashrc files.

This would allow easier extension of the bashrc with, in my case, company
specific options (proxies, common aliases etc).

I was also thinking of taking some more of the sample from
https://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/sample-bashrc.html, for example the
colours and some more of the aliases and adding them into the existing sets.


I think Achim Gratz took over the base-files from me. Achim, are you still
around? Open for a discussion?

Kind regards


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