"Bruce Park" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> My understanding with the original Bourne shell was that when it
> starts up, it will execute .profile in the users home directory. How
> does this work in bash? I have a .bash_profile but I know that it
> isn't executed since my PATH variable isn't updated everytime I log on.
This is discussed near the top of bash(1), under "INVOCATION"; 'man
bash' for details. Note that you only get a 'login shell' when you
log in from a console login prompt, generally not at all under X.
David Maze email@example.com http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting. Politicking should be illegal."
-- Abra Mitchell
- From: "Bruce Park" <firstname.lastname@example.org>