Re: *term -ls, a summary
On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Manfred Wassmann wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Clint Adams wrote:
> > > 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?
> Generally you don't. [...]
Of course you will use an interactive non-login-shell when you start a
subshell inheriting all settings from the environment set up by the parent
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