Re: bash login for root
On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 10:27:55PM -0500, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 12:13:59AM +0100, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> > Debian doesn't put .bash_profile in for root. I want to put one in to
> > extend root's path. Putting my own .bash_profile means putting in the
> > path in full, since bash doesn't do roots path if there's a
> > bash_profile. Is there anything else that would be missed out if I were
> > to put in a .bash_profile?
> Try /root/.profile instead. For some reason Bash looks for it in the
> /root directory.
> - Nate >>
in my thinking, that reason would be:
home directory for user 'root' is /root.
% echo ~root
% grep root /etc/passwd
(field 6 == /root)
i think this is because when in single-user mode, logged in as root
for serious maintenance (kahuna backups, for example) with just
the / partition mounted, user root isn't left stranded.