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This is the ebuild for bash, the standard shell for Funtoo Linux systems.

Bash is the GNU Project's Bourne Again SHell, a complete implementation of the IEEE POSIX and Open Group shell specification with interactive command line editing, job control on architectures that support it, csh-like features such as history substitution and brace expansion, and a slew of other features. [1]

Learning Bash

The following articles, written originally for IBM developerWorks by Daniel Robbins, serve as an excellent introduction to the bash shell:

Moving on Command Line

Shortcut Description
Tab Autocomplete
Ctrl + r Search as you type from lastlog
Ctrl + a Move to the start of line
Ctrl + e Move to the end of line
Ctrl + k Cut from cursor to the end of line
Ctrl + w Cut from cursor to the previous whitespace
Ctrl + c Clear line
Ctrl + l Clear screen
Alt + f Move one word forward
Alt + b Move one word backwards
Alt + d Cut from cursor to the end of word
Alt + backspace Cut from cursor to the start of word

Bash Completion

See bash completion page.

Configuration Files


~/.bashrc gets loaded on bash startup. You can source files, put aliases, functions and export variables there.

   ~/.bashrc (bash source code) - bash runtime configuration
source /etc/profile.d/bash-completion.sh

export EDITOR="vim"

alias mv='mv -v'
alias cp='cp -v'
alias rm='rm -v'

alias e='emerge'
alias eu='emerge -uavDN --with-bdeps=y @world'

alias used='cat  ~/.bash_history | sort | uniq -c | sort -n'

calculator() {
        echo "$@" | bc