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Re: Bug#250998: rxvt-unicode: should call -ls in the menu entry

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 08:41:03AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> severity 250998 wishlist
> thanks
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Martin-Ãric Racine [Wed, May 26 2004, 11:52:10AM]:
> > It would be desirable for the menu entry to call -ls (login shell) to
> > ensure that all user-defined shell preferences will be loaded upon
> > launching rxvt.  
> > 
> > The same applies to the non-XFT entry.
> Interesting. I am not convinced that we should do so (because many
> people put stuff into ~/.bash_profile and expect it not to be executed
> often, or executed only for console shells).

I agree.  Having terminal emulators default to calling themselves "login
shells" blurs the distintion between proper login shells and simple
interactive terminals.

People who can wrap their heads around the difference seem to have no

People who can't or won't wrap their heads around the difference can
customize their systems such that terminal emulators are login shells.

IMO, Debian should retain its tradition of optimizing for the case of
the knowledgeable user.

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