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What Would You Enter At The Command Prompt To Start A New Bourne-again Shell (bash) Session

In this article, we will discuss various ways to start a new terminal session or shell session. By terminal session, we mean that you are running a session on a computer where you can use commands and queries via the command prompt.

By shell session, we mean that you are entering commands into a software program called a shell. This is typically referred to as bash, which is the Bourne Againshell.

There are several ways to start a new terminal session or shell session. Some of these ways will be discussed in this article. Some may be more common than others, but they are all valid ways to start a new terminal session.

The first way to start a new terminal session is by using the close button on your current terminal window. This will close the current instance of the terminal and open up a new one.

Enter new shell command

A new shell session is when you open a new window or device to access the command line. You can use a mobile device, tablet, computer, or even a TV if there is a command line interface available.

Many people have smart TVs that have access to the internet through apps. Most of the time, these apps only have limited access to the devices hardware and features. However, some do have a complete command line interface to the TV itself.

Some people even make smart homes that have automatic control through the use of the command line interface. Some homes may even have automated door locks or lights that turn on and off with commands through the internet.

The best part is that anyone can learn how to do this! There are many websites and resources for learning how to create these devices.

Start a new Bash session

By now, you should be pretty comfortable with starting a terminal session and accessing the command prompt. Now it is time to learn how to start a new Bash session!

To do this, you will need to know the name of the shell that you want to use. There are many shells, but the most common ones are bash and zsh. By default, most Linux distributions use bash as their default shell.

To start a new Bash session, simply enter “bash” at the command prompt. You can also simply type “shell” to enter a new Bash session. Any other shell you enter at the command prompt will start a new instance of that shell. Simple as that!

You can also set your default shell by entering your username in “chsh -s ” in the terminal.

Create a new shell instance

You can create a new shell instance by entering the cd command followed by the location of the shell you want to enter. Then, you can enter bash to start the default shell or any other shell you have installed on your device.

For example, if you wanted to enter a new Ubuntu terminal environment, you would enter cd /usr/bin/ubuntu-terminal then bash . If you wanted to enter a new zsh shell, you would enter cd /usr/bin/zsh then bash .

You can also use this method if you want to switch shells within the same operating system. For example, if you have Bash as your default shell but want to try ZSH, then just enter cd /usr/bin/zsh then bash .

Set the executable bit for the .bash_profile file

The next step is to set the executable bit for the .bash_profile file. Executable bits are security features on most operating systems that prevent files from being executed if they are not from a trusted source.

By default, files you create in the /home/username directory are not allowed to be executed. You have to set the executable bit for the file to allow it to be executed.

To do this, open a terminal and type in the following command: chmod u+x .bash_profile This will change the access mode of the .bash_profile file to user + execute. The rest of the files listed in the command are normal configuration files that can be executed.

Once this is done, you can exit out of the terminal and log back in. Once you do, check your /dev/null folder to see if there is a new bash_profile file.

Enter the new shell instance

Starting a new shell instance is easy. All you have to do is enter the command “bash” at the command prompt.

Like we did in the previous section, you can make this easier by adding it to your path or giving it a shorter name.

By doing this, when you type “bash” at the command prompt, it will automatically execute the Bash shell instead of asking if you want to launch another shell.

This is not recommended unless you know what you are doing, however! There are times when you may want to launch a new shell but not switch shells entirely. This could get confusing if everyone does it differently!

The best way to tell people how to launch a new shell is to tell them to ‘open’ a new one instead of ‘switch’ one.

Run the bash command

You can enter the bash command in a few different ways. The most common way is to simply enter bash in a terminal or Command Prompt window.

By entering bash alone, you will launch a shell session with an empty prompt. The empty prompt indicates that there is no command to be entered here. This is useful if you want to just start typing commands.

You can also enter bash -l to launch a login shell. A login shell verifies your user account and sets up your environment, like setting your path variable depending on what software you use.

Finally, you can enter bash -c command_string to launch a subshell with the specified command string. Subshells are separate shells that run within the same process; they are useful for running tests or batches of commands.

Switch to previous shell instance

You can also use the command prompt to return to a previous shell instance. This is helpful if you need to do something in the current shell and need to access the previous one to do so.

To do this, first enter into a bash session and then enter “disown” into the command prompt. Disown is a command that removes an instance of a job from the shell environment.

By doing this, any jobs that are running will continue to run even when you exit the shell. You can then re-enter the shell and find it still running.

Then, to return to this previous shell, enter “shell” into the command prompt followed by the name of the Shell instance (in quotation marks).

List current shells

The who command lists all the users that are logged into the computer and what shell they are using. This is useful in case you need to switch to another user or if you want to run a command as another user.

You can also use who to see which users are logged in, but not idle. This can be useful if you need to get a hold of someone and they do not have their phone turned on or are not at their computer.

To do this, first check if anyone is idle by running the who command. If no one is idle, then no one is away from their computer! You can then run the who command again to check which user is currently using the computer.


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