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Re: *term -ls, a summary

> Neither nor.  Bash works as documented, sourcing /etc/profile etc only
> when it is invoked as a login shell.

That's reassuring.

> 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.

In what situations, then, do you have/want an interactive shell that is
not a login shell?

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