I just got a new Mac on Wednesday, so naturally I’ve been configuring it to my liking bit by bit. I made the discovery that Snow Leopard doesn’t seem to support /Users/yourusername/.bashrc out of the box.
No worries though, there is an easy fix!
Open up Terminal and type:
sudo vi /etc/bashrc
Then at the end of the file, add the following line:
Then, cd to /Users/yourusername and create a .bashrc file. If you’re not sure what you’re going to put in it just yet, at least do the following:
So that you don’t get an error next time you open a shell ;-).
Hopefully that saves someone else some time!