Re: .bash_profile, the empty /etc/skel, and the first user
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Ok, Lars. I think you win, global files are better than local files for
most things, but maybe not always.
On Mon, 16 Dec 1996, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> Most systems are used by users only in one locale.
> Put these in /etc/profile.
Ok, would you agree with the following?:
Suggestion for the bash mantainer: Add this lines to /etc/profile.
# You can uncomment and modify this lines to suit your user's needs.
# This is just an example for Finland.
# export LC_CTYPE=ISO-8859-1
# export LC_ALL=fi_FI
# export LANG=fi
Another suggestion for the bash mantainer: Add this lines too:
# If you install less, you may uncomment the following lines.
# export PAGER=less
# export LESSCHARSET=latin1
> > * A line like export PS1; PS1='\h:\w\$ '
> Put it in /etc/profile.
Suggestion for the bash mantainer: Please, put it! It is much better
than PS1="\\$ ", since you don't have to pwd every time. M$ would laugh
at us if they would see that \\$ is the default shell for Debian...
> > Do you want more examples?
> Yes, please. These were examples of things that mustn't be put in
Ok, a few more examples:
* What about this in .bash_profile?
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
Nobody said a word about this yet. This is a standard trick, and I think
it would be nice to see it in .bash_profile when a new user is created.
(So he/she would not even have to read the Fine Manual).
* I have this in my .inputrc:
I think M$ would laugh at us also if they knew that Home, End and Delete
keys do not work in Debian, by default, "as one might think".
* Also in .inputrc:
set meta-flag on
set convert-meta off
set output-meta on
This is for 8-bit input under X. Is there any side-effect? Does it make
any harm to US Debian users? (Somebody told me that Red-Hat already does
something like this).
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