Customizing the Erlang Environment
The functions in
shell_default are called when no module
name is given in a shell command.
Consider the following shell dialogue:
lists:reverse("abc")."cba" 2 >
In command one, the module
lists is called. In command
two, no module name is specified. The shell searches the modules
user_default followed by
shell_default for the
shell_default is intended for "system wide"
customizations to the shell.
user_default is intended for
"local" or individual user customizations.
To add your own commands to the shell, create a module called
user_default and add the commands you want. Then add the
following line as the first line in your
.erlang file in your
$PATH is the directory where your
user_default module can be found.