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RE: users and startup scripts (FAQ alert)
- From: "Bill McCormick" <wpmccormick at covad dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 14:51:03 -0500
- Subject: RE: users and startup scripts (FAQ alert)
- Reply-to: <wpmccormick at covad dot net>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Of Igor Pechtchanski
> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 2:25 PM
> To: Bill McCormick
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: users and startup scripts (FAQ alert)
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Bill McCormick wrote:
> > My /etc/.bash_profile doesn't seem to get executed. According to
> http://www.gnu.org/manual/bash-2.05a/html_chapter/bashref_6.html#SEC63 it
> > wouldn't, which is contrary to other posts I've seen and Cygwin docs. So
> > consequently, my bash.bashrc and ~/.bashrc do not get executed.
> > /etc/profile does execute but where exactly is it called from?
> Is it called
> > from the executable?
> According to the "Bash Startup Files" section of the bash info page, bash
> looks for either [/etc/profile, ~/.bash_profile|~/.bash_login|~/.profile]
> when it's a login shell, and a [~/.bashrc] if it's a non-login shell.
> Also from there:
> So, typically, your `~/.bash_profile' contains the line
> `if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ~/.bashrc; fi'
> after (or before) any login-specific initializations.
> Hope this helps.
I cp'd my edited version of /etc/.bash_profile to ~/.bash_profile and all is
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