On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 05:22:08PM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2003-02-12 08:55, Brian Henning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I just installed bash from the ports and changed my shell with the
> > chsh command.  I created a .bashrc file with a few settings and put
> > it in my home directory.  When i log out and log back in the .bashrc
> > is not being executed. Is there something that i need to do before
> > that will work?
> Bash will not, by default, read and execute the commands of .bashrc
> for login shells.  If you want the commands of .bashrc to be run for
> login shells too, then put the following in your .bash_profile file:
>       test -f ~/.bashrc && . ~/.bashrc
> This will make sure that .bashrc commands are executed both for login
> and interactive shells.  The files that bash runs for login shells are
> in order:
>       ~/.bash_profile
>       ~/.bash_login
>       ~/.profile
> Any of these can include the `. .bashrc' command, but I picked
> .bash_profile because it's what I commonly use.

That is true but not quite accurate; bash will only run one of the
three, so if you have a .bash_login (for example), putting the command
in .profile will have no effect, and there is no point to having both
.bash_profile and .bash_login as only .bash_profile will get used.

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