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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?

I wonder if having a .xsession file source .bash_profile would be the
right way to achieve this?

Peter Hicks
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