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Posted on 2011-09-19
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When I open terminal, bash is complaining:

-bash: {rtf1ansiansicpg1252cocoartf1038cocoasubrtf360: command not found
-bash: /Users/lv/.profile: line 2: syntax error near unexpected token `}'
-bash: /Users/lv/.profile: line 2: `{\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}'

I have found the .profile file, but have no idea how to edit it to get rid of this error. Any idea? what may be wrong?
{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1038\cocoasubrtf360
{\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
{\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
\margl1440\margr1440\vieww9000\viewh8400\viewkind0
\pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\ql\qnatural\pardirnatural

\f0\fs24 \cf0 function parse_git_branch () \{\
      git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \\(.*\\)/ (\\1)/'\
\}\
\
RED="\\[\\033[0;31m\\]"\
YELLOW="\\[\\033[0;33m\\]"\
GREEN="\\[\\033[0;32m\\]"\
NO_COLOUR="\\[\\033[0m\\]"\
\
PS1="$GREEN\\u@machine$NO_COLOUR:\\w$YELLOW\\$(parse_git_branch)$NO_COLOUR\\$ "}

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Question by:lvollmer
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Looks a bit cryptic :)

Try adding ;} at the end of the first line
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by:lvollmer
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I had tried this earlier and got this wonderful new error:

-bash: {rtf1ansiansicpg1252cocoartf1038cocoasubrtf360: command not found
-bash: /Users/lv/.profile: line 2: syntax error near unexpected token `}'
-bash: /Users/lv/.profile: line 2: `{\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}'
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 36562428
:) How did you create the .profile?

Try this: copy your text from your question above to a text editor and save it as "profile.rtf", then open your profile.rtf with a rich text editor (Windows: Wordpad / MS Word).

You'll see this:
function parse_git_branch () {
      git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/ (\1)/'
}

RED="\[\033[0;31m\]"
YELLOW="\[\033[0;33m\]"
GREEN="\[\033[0;32m\]"
NO_COLOUR="\[\033[0m\]"

PS1="$GREEN\u@machine$NO_COLOUR:\w$YELLOW\$(parse_git_branch)$NO_COLOUR\$ "

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Paste the text above to your .profile and it'll work just fine...
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by:lvollmer
ID: 36562480
i think it was auto generated, because I do not recall creating it. I will try this now.
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by:lvollmer
ID: 36562517
jackpot thanks!
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