There can be various reasons why the
.bashrc file is not loaded at Ubuntu startup. Here are some possible causes and their solutions:
.bashrcfile does not exist or has been accidentally renamed: Check that the
.bashrcfile exists in the user's home directory and that the file name is correct. If the file has been accidentally renamed, rename it back to
.bashrcfile does not have the correct permissions: Check that the
.bashrcfile has the correct permissions to be executed. Use the command
ls -l ~/.bashrcto display the file's permissions and make sure that the current user has read and execute permissions on the file.
.bashrcfile contains syntax errors: Check that the
.bashrcfile does not contain syntax errors. You can use the command
bash -n ~/.bashrcto check the file's syntax and detect any errors.
.bashrcfile has not been loaded in the Bash configuration file: Check that the
.bashrcfile has been added to the Bash configuration file (
~/.bash_login). If the Bash configuration file does not exist, create a new file and add the following line:bash
Alternatively, you can add this line to the
.profilefile in the user's home directory.
The Bash configuration file has been modified: Check that the Bash configuration file (
~/.bash_login) does not contain any other instructions that prevent the
.bashrcfile from being loaded. For example, there might be a line in the configuration file that exits the script without loading the
In my case it was sufficient to delete .profile in the user's directory.