Re: .bash_profile, the empty /etc/skel, and the first user
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On Mon, 16 Dec 1996, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > * 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.
No, remember that /etc/skel is for *new* users, they do not have any setup
to break. In other words: I don't want adduser command behaviour to change
in a way that copies files in /etc/skel also to old users!
> > * I have this in my .inputrc:
> Does readline read a global inputrc? If not, shouldn't it?
Maybe. But while it does not, what should we do?
Are we really supposed to make a system with "good" defaults?
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