Forgive me, I'm new to Debian. On other distros I've used, I can control the behavior (somewhat) of Xterm with the settings in .bashrc, but that doesn't seem to work in Debian.
Specifically, two things:
1) The prompt. Under Debian, the Xterm prompt is: sh-2.05a$
How can it make it obey this setting: PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '
2) Xterm ignores my settings in .bashrc and /etc/profiles concerning aliases. For example, I would like to add these settings:
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
set -o noclobber
I noticed that under Debian, my aliases in .bashrc are ignored, but I can set them system-wide in /etc/profiles. That seems weird - any ideas?