--- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On 2006-07-11 09:40, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >--- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >>On 2006-07-11 09:09, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >>> I have the following in my .xinitrc file: > >>> > >>> aterm -e screen & > >>> > >>> What is happening is that neither /etc/profile nor ~/.profile are > >>> being read. How can I get either of them to be sourced? > >> > >> By default, xterm, rxvt, aterm and various other terminal > emulators > >> start non-login shells. This means that .profile is not sourced > by > >> the > >> shell spawned by the terminal. You can enable a `login shell' > inside > >> one of these terminal emulators with the -ls option: > >> > >> aterm -ls -e screen & > >> > > > > I added this option but I still do not get my ~/.profile sourced > (no > > aliases). Going '. ~/.profile' gives me my aliases. How does > aterm > > know what file to look for? > > aterm doesn't care about .profile or other files. It starts a shell, > based on the $SHELL environment variable and your login shell from > `/etc/passwd'. > > What shell are you using?
$ echo $SHELL /usr/local/bin/bash $ grep peter /etc/passwd peter:*:1002:100:User &:/home/peter:/usr/local/bin/bash Do I need to set up a different file (.bashrc)? __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"