PB:Create a user
Follow the instructions over on BBB New User - REMEMBER to set the passwords for your new user, the root user and the debian user. First then is your PocketBeagle (PB) secure.
Log out and re-login using your own login.
On Linux you can make aliases so a long command can be shortened to a few characters. For instance the command ll does not exist on most Linuxes, but the command ls -la give the expected result. Therefore we'll create a few handy aliases.
NOTE file with names starting with a dot (.) is hidden files and they will not show up in a list of the directory content using the ls command without special options. Therefor be careful below to get all the dot's (.) in the file names.
] $ vi .bash_aliases
put these lines into the file (press i to get into Insert mode):
alias vi='vim' alias lt='ls -larth' alias ll='ls -lah'
Hit Esc to get out of the insert mode. To save the file enter :wq which mean go into command mode, write and quit
In order to get the aliases active you'll have to logout or issue
] $ . .bashrc
the . is an alias of the command source and means read and execute whatever are in the file .bashrc