Re (2): ~/.profile
From: Richard Hector <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 11:38:54 +1300
> The shell you run interactively (specified per-user in /etc/passwd) is
> usually bash, because it's more friendly for interactive use. Dash is
> smaller and lighter, and chosen presumably for that reason to run most
> of the system scripts, which use /bin/sh explicitly.
Thanks for explaining.
Another puzzle. I have two Squeeze systems which are almost identical.
In both, my entry in /etc/passwd is the same and I added this line at
the end of ~/.profile.
On one system "echo $EDITOR" confirms the setting. On the other system
the setting is absent. Where should I look to understand this?
Thanks, ... Peter
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