Re: .bash_profile does not work
On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 01:19:50PM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> When I telnet into Debian from another machine, I get the $PATH
> variables which my .bash_profile states.
> However, when I log into it directly, via XDM, and then turn on a
> bash shell, I get the /etc/profile $PATH. . Moreover, if I log on from
> another machine using - not telnet - but rather VNC, then I also get
> the /etc/profile $PATH. (After the VNC login, I went back again to
> telnet, where, once again, I got the .bash_profile $PATH)
> So this has something to do with XWindows.
> But what?
Your xterm in a xwindows environment (either X or X through VNC), is probably
not executing a login shell. If bash is not a login shell it will look for
.bashrc file to source, if it is a login shell, it will look for .bash_profile.
Try `xterm -ls &` (without the quotes) from another xterm. This will start
one up with a login shell, which will source your .bash_profile