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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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