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Re: I'm really confused by bash, .bashrc, .bash_profile, .profile, etc, etc, etc

mwright@pro-ns.net ("Mark Wright") writes:

> Is there a good system for setting variables, aliases, etc that need to be
> set for user X, whether I log in at a login prompt or using su?  I'm
> confused by all the different .profile options (there are at least 3 for
> bash, why is that?)
> Mark.

What works for me. 

.bash_profile has only a few things in it.
Mostly setting up the path.
The last line sources .bashrc

.bashrc has all my alias's, functions, and most environment

.xsession sources .bash_profile before running anything else

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