Re: [OT] How to add fortune output to terminal
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:08 PM, s. keeling <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Vikki Roemer <email@example.com>:
> > In my experience, I've never had fortune break scp, but maybe I've
> > just been lucky.
> > But, if it does cause problems, just remove it and add it to
> > .bash_profile instead.
> .bash_profile is for setting up global env vars. .bashrc is for doing
> things for interactive ("login") sessions. Batch jobs are not login
> sessions. xterm -ls is a login shell (runs your startup scripts).
Oh, ok. I had them confused. Sorry.
> Cf. "su" vs. "su -". The former gives user root privs with user's
> env. The latter runs root's startup scripts and clobbers the
> user's process environment (in that child proc).
Ah. I always wondered what the difference was. (I always use 'su',
my classmates use 'su -')
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