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Re: ~/.profile

On Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 09:30:55PM GMT, peasthope@shaw.ca wrote:
> > ... executed with /bin/sh which is not bash by default.  
> Understood; but why does the installer put these and no .dashrc?
> peter@joule:~$ ls ~/.*ash*
> /home/peter/.bash_history  /home/peter/.bash_logout  /home/peter/.bashrc

1. You confused two things - system $SHELL (sh or /bin/sh) and user login
shell are not the same thing.
2. By default, user login shell is /bin/bash.
3. When new user account is being created by the installer, files are
being copied from /etc/skel to new user's $HOME.
4. root has /bin/sh as its $SHELL

Every time you create an account using high-level adduser utility
/bin/bash is being suggested, when using low-level useradd utility
however /bin/sh is the default.

Hope this sheds some light.


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