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Re: Invoked from startup scripts vs. login shell


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Invoked from startup scripts vs. login shell
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 12:43:48 -0500
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Bob <address@hidden> wrote:
> Is there a way I can determine within a bash shell script whether or
> not it was invoked from as part of system startup?

There's no perfectly reliable way.  You might try checking whether you
have a controlling terminal, or whether certain environment variables
are set, which are typically set only for login sessions.

This belongs on comp.unix.shell.  Followup-To set.


paul



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