Re: bash revisited
On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 02:51:22PM -0500, Bruce Park wrote:
> Hello users,
> I posted a message regarding bash and what files it executes. Some replied
> that I should read the invocation section of the bash man page. I've done
> just that and while some questions are answered, others are not.
> As far as I understand this, there are two ways of invoking bash.
> 1. interactive login shell or non-interactive with '--login' option
> This will execute /etc/profile -> ~/.bash_profile -> ~/.bash_login ->
> 2. non-interactive login shell
> This will execute ~/.bashrc
> Now according to these rules and by using 'echo' statements in some files,
> it was obvious that I was using the non-interactive login shell. My .bashrc
> file does NOT contain anything that sets up a new PATH. So how is the PATH
> env set? Is KDM somehow executing something that I'm not seeing?
Before BASH is started, init process set path, then PAM does some for
Oh, you are on X with KDE. Hmm.... the KDM also may do something after
init too. I do not know how much KDM honors PAM.
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