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Re: *term -ls, a summary

Manfred Wassmann <debian-devel@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> writes:
> Why?  Opening an xterm for interacting directly with a shell is IMHO
> functionally the same as opening an VC.  And I am really pissed off
> if I don't get a login shell and the profiles aren't sourced.  It's
> different of course if you open the xterm to run a program which is
> not a shell.

It's different in that it inherits from the X session, which a vc
or ssh login does not.

It's not hard to configure one's window manager to call 'xterm -ls',
or equivalent, and this is what I've done for myself.  This seems
greatly preferable to getting "really pissed off" or arguing about the


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