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Re: alias not passed to xterm

Thomas J. Malloy wrote:
> My aliases do not seem to be passed correctly to xterm I am using OLVWM. 
> The following alias is in my .alias file "alias xboard='xboard -size small'
> This does not work from xterm, but it does work if I execute it through a 
> BASH box. This is true even though env in the xterm shows that bash is 
> the shell.  Also the commmand  "type -all xboard" does not return the alias 
> in xterm, nor on the consol ( not in windows ). It only shows both the 
> original command and the alias when I am in the BASH shell window.
> Since I assumed that .alias was global.  I am confused by this.  Any 
> insights are appreciated.  Thank you

I never use the .alias file, but I assume that this file is sourced in
your .bash_profile?  If you start an xterm without any options, you get
a bash that doesn't read your ~/.bashrc file.  If you want a login shell,
i.e., one that does read your .bash_profile, you need `xterm -ls'.

Eric Meijer

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