How can I configure my
.bash_profile to add a blank line after any command output?
You want to adjust the shell prompt; the default shell is bash, and it will happily inject a newline into the prompt by embedding
\n in the appropriate variables. (PS1 by default.)
More details at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-tip-prompt/ or in the manual page - though that is a much more pleasant reference.
Add the following line at the end of
~/.bashrc, whichever exists:
This will add a newline before a prompt is printed, which is after control is returned to the shell.
Unless your command prompt contains shell commands or variables (which would get executed/interpreted at the time of variable assignment), this will work. Otherwise, just prepend the
\n to your original prompt definition.