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Re: Startup behaviour regarding files


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Startup behaviour regarding files
Date: 20 Feb 2001 12:20:02 -0500
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"Branden" <address@hidden> writes:
>     There's something I believe is a bug in bash, regarding its startup
>     files. When bash is started as an interactive login shell, it
>     executes /etc/profile and ~/.bash_profile and ~/.bash_login, but it
>     doesn't execute ~/.bashrc.

That's not a bug, it's just a choice you don't like.  You can work
around it the same way I do: I have only one startup file; my
.bash_profile is a symlink to .bashrc.  Then when I have a command
that should only be executed for login shells, I test [ "${0:0:1}" = - ].


paul



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