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How To Fix Corrupted Bash (.bash_profile) on Linux

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Today we will see the process of reinstating a corrupted bash (.bash_profile) in a quick and an easy way. Simply follow the steps given below and recover your corrupted bash profile.

Log into your server via SSH and check for the below mentioned files, because if they aren’t present then you need to create them on the server one-by-one.

Related: How To Login to Your Server By SSH?

File 1.  # cat /root/.bash_profile

File  2. # cat /root/.bashrc

File  3. # cat /root/.bash_logout

Be very sure to create the above missing files and run the following command in each as given below.

Now edit the file with your favorite editor. I’ll be using vi editor here.

1.  Command –

# vi /root/.bash_profile

# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs


export PATH

2.   Command –

# vi /root/.bashrc

# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc

3.  Command –

# vi /root/.bash_logout

# ~/.bash_logout


Now logout and log-in again to confirm the changes.

Related: -bash: make: command not found

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