this is obsolete doc -- see instead

How to configure the Bash shell 



Add this to /etc/bashrc or ~/.bashrc, 

LANG=en_US; export LANG
CVS_RSH=ssh; export CVS_RSH
[[ "$USER" = "root" ]] && PS1="\h# " || PS1="\h> "
  #http_proxy=; export http_proxy


Note. As for AIX, use this LANG instead, 

LANG=C; export LANG


Note. as for Solaris, use this one, 

LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1; export LANG

and make sure /usr/sfw/bin is also in the PATH 


Note. When you're done configuring the system, you may want to cleanup the history, 

history -c


When you got a freaked up shell,