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Re: Docs request

on Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 07:41:18PM +0100, paolo massei (paoafr@tin.it) wrote:
> I'm a newbie in debian and i find some 'particulars' very different
> from the Slak7 i've used till now.
> [For example, in /etc directory, there is the "environment" file
> (less environment--->LANG=C, in my system), and i don't know
> the function of this file: can you tell me something about it?]

It's a general-purpose environment-setting configuration file.  If you

    find /etc -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l '\. /etc/environment' 

...you'll find that it may be used in a number of files.  In my system,
/etc/X11/Xsession (I believe I added this) and /etc/gdm/Sessions/Gnome.

Because X startup doesn't typically access user profile and shell
readcommand files (e.g.:  /etc/profile, /etc/bashrc, ~/.bash_profile,
~/.bashrc), this is a way to standardize environment settings for X
Window System users.

I avoid the issue by 

> Where may i find some docs about a Debian-system files policy?


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