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Re: bash startup scripts - what is an "interactive login" ??

> Can anyone clarify for me when the ~/.bash_rc and /etc/bash.bashrc
> scripts get sourced?  I read from the man and googling that it is
> only when an "interactive login" shell is created, but what does
> that mean?  If I create a new xterm do these scripts get sourced
> or is it only if I do an rlogin, ssh, login ,etc?

All of your questions are answered in the man page, under INVOCATION.

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