I think this is a fairly simple question- it probably only barely qualifies for the "programming" forum. A few months ago I edited some file so that when I open terminal the prompt gives certain information, (i.e. the time, my name, the computer name), in a certain color. This works fine when I either first open terminal, or open a new window, but for some reason when I create a new tab in terminal, it says: -bash: .bashrc: No such file or directory Everything then works fine, but with default settings, (i.e. none of my settings from that file) My question is: what file might this have been, and why does it work with a new window but not a new tab? Thanks!