Mac Terminal error: -bash: /Users/tim/.profile: No such file or directory

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Every time I open a new Terminal window I see the following.

-bash: /Users/tim/.profile: No such file or directory

I have no idea why this is happening or where to look to fix it; my profile is located at /Users/tim/.bash_profile not /Users/tim/.profile

Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this?


This happened to me as well and I noticed that at the top of my .bash_profile it had:

source ~/.profile

My understanding is that on MacOS / OS X .bash_profile is given priority over .profile so the latter file isn't required.

To fix therefore I simply removed source ~/.profile from the top of the file.

Hope that helps.

Edit: original poster commented that he just created a blank .profile to solve this as well.

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I met the same issue today, i guess it's because i use the cleaning app and the app considered this file was a waste of space so deleted it. touch ~/.profile helps me.

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Simply open .bash_profile file and comment on the first line.

in my case

source ~/.profile
export PATH="/usr/local/sbin:$PATH"

to

#source ~/.profile
export PATH="/usr/local/sbin:$PATH"

Another way you just create the file in same folder where .bash_profile exists.

But the first one is good if you don't need .profile for any purpose

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