Taming the *nix shell

Every time I start with a *nix shell, I make these changes. Once you become accustomed to them, you’ll wonder how you managed without!

Add to /etc/inputrc (or ~/.inputrc) to tab complete directories and files with ease.

Add to ~/.profile to make the “ls” command useful.

Add to ~/.profile (or ~/.bash_profile) to make the prompt more colorful/readable.