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Re: $PATH and /etc/profile

On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 12:23:56 -0600
bob@proulx.com (Bob Proulx) wrote:

> Here is the process flow using KDM.
>   init spawns kdm
>     kdm spawns bash --login ~/.xsession

I think we're on the same page here Bob but I want to point out that
running /usr/bin/bash --login is specific to bash. Another method that
uses the user's default shell is to change:


to read:

  exec -l $SHELL -c "$STARTUP"

Also, you may or may not have noticed ~/.xsession is not executed
unless the user selects "Default System Session". Otherwise I believe
the xsession.d scripts bail out before reachine that step.


>       bash acts upon --login, reads /etc/profile, ~/.bash_profile and
>         others as appropriate for a login shell.  At this time the
>         environment is configured exactly as if you had logged into
>         the text console.
>       bash executes the ~/.xsession script which starts the window manager
>         The window manager inherits the environment.
>       window manager continues
>         All graphical terminal windows started by the window manager
>         inherit the environment.

Greedo shoots first? Not in my Star Wars.

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