[ Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list. ] Santiago Vila Doncel: > Ok, Lars. I think you win, [ Sounds of beating on chest, victorious screams, screams of pain, coughing, some beeps from the phone, and a timid "May <cough> I have <cough> the doctor <cough>, please." ] > Suggestion for the bash mantainer: Add this lines to /etc/profile. Instead of putting these in /etc/profile, I think it might be better to write a document on localization of the Debian system. Something that isn't specific to any particular shell, preferably. Since /etc/profile is a configuration file, and will almost certainly be modified on a any non-trivial installation, we should be very careful about changing it. Changing configuration files causes pain for people who upgrade. If we add some comments for locale and less and the bash prompt, soon other packages will also want attention. Since we already have /usr/doc/examples/<package> (or was it /usr/doc/<package>/examples), it would be better to concentrate the examples there (in addition to manual pages, etc, of course). The installation manual could be expanded with a "Configuring and localizing Debian" chapter, with general principles and specific advice for the most common programs. > * What about this in .bash_profile? > > if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then > source ~/.bashrc; > fi I'm not opposed to this, although this is precisely the kind of thing that a user _should_ be able to prevent, since adding it _might_ break someone's setup. > * I have this in my .inputrc: Does readline read a global inputrc? If not, shouldn't it? -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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