Can't do bash_profile


#1

when it type this: “~/.bash_profile” in the ssh (cuz I want to be able to show which is current dir in the prompt line), it brings back a message: “permission denied”.
i tried both, when on the root directory and the home dir.

why does it happen?

thanks


#2

If that’s all you’re typing, you’re getting that error because you’re trying to execute a non-executable file.

If you want to edit the file, do:

vi ~/.bash_profile Replace vi with your editor of choice.


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#3

thanks. that was it.
yeah. i like pico.