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On Thu, Feb 12, 1998 at 07:13:41AM -0800, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> The chris-cust package was a kind of trial balloon for some things that
> I wanted changed/added. Some have made in some form  (root-prompt,
> checkmirr) others did not. I have done similar things in the unstable
> phase of earlier releases and removed packages shortly before a stable
> release.

Ok, thanks for explaining this.

> The problem with alias l=ls is that each user needs to put it into his
> profile manually. With my 1200 users I really do not want to instruct them
> separately on how to do it. And wanting full listing is rather common. I
> think the "l" script should be provided as a standard or a standard alias
> (as well as a standard user prompt which included current dir and current
> host) should be in /etc/profile.

What is wrong about /etc/skel/.bash_profile? This seems to be the right
place for this kind of customization.  It is also a conf file, so Debian
will honor this. And seems to be general consens that such kind of
configuration is left to the admin, because a distribution can't fulfill
everyone needs.


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