Customize bashrc plus PATH environment variables

To edit the username in the linux console, add executables to the environment variable, we can go to the .bashrc file which is in the /home/username directory and add the following in the shell

  • >> must always be double to perform an append, because with only one >> we would overwrite the whole file.

echo '#Java, Maven' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export JAVA_HOME=/ruta' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export MAVEN_HOME=/ruta/' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin:$M2_HOME/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
echo '#Mongo' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export MONGO_HOME=/ruta/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$MONGO_HOME' >> ~/.bashrc
echo '#IntelliJ IDEA' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export IDEA_HOME=/ruta/bin/' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$IDEA_HOME' >> ~/.bashrc

This way we will have the executables available in the console for easy access to these applications.

To customize our name in the console

echo "#console name red" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "export PS1='\[\e[31m\]rubn ⲁƛ β–Έ \[\e[m\]'" >> ~/.bashrc (1)
1 Here my name is this "rubn ⲁƛ β–Έ " and with red color.'\[\e[31m\]rubn ⲁƛ β–Έ \[\e[m\]'

Then when finished we apply the changes to the file without restarting

source ~/.bashrc