I was playing around and testing some stuff in Linux when i suddenly did a tweak which changed how my WSL terminal opens up. This is what my terminal looks like - notice it doesn't the distinct green + blue colors.
After some searching I found two articles (links at the bottom) which describes the "sequence" which Unix follows when reading files. As summary, here's the files (in order):
- ~/.bash_login 4 ~/.profile
I added the function for .bashrc at the top of the .bash_profile:
## Loads .bashrc if [[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] ; then . ~/.bashrc fi
Closed terminal and reopened it
Voila! It now shows the green and blue colors.
Adding this great explanation from the reference link:
By default, Terminal starts the shell via /usr/bin/login, which makes the shell a login shell. On every platform (not just Mac OS X) bash does not use .bashrc for login shells (only /etc/profile and the first of .bash_profile, .bash_login, .profile that exists and is readable). This is why "put source ~/.bashrc in your .bash_profile" is standard advice
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