On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 04:08:03PM +0100, Bertram Scharpf wrote: > > Hi, > > from "man sh": > > Invocation > [...] When first starting, the shell inspects > argument 0, and if it begins with a dash (`-'), the shell is also consid- > ered a login shell. This is normally done automatically by the system > when the user first logs in. A login shell first reads commands from the > files /etc/profile and then .profile in a user's home directory, if they > exist. [...] > > I use Slim (X login manager) which calls > > exec /bin/sh - ~/.xinitrc
Usually ~/.xinitrc is parsed by the X server when it starts (startx is just a Bourne shell script) and you exec the last command (the window manager) in your ~/.xinitrc I've never before seen the syntax you've used and I think it comes from a misunderstanding of the manpage for sh and/or it's a bashism or a typo. E.g: /bin/sh -c somecommand (login shell - arg 0 starts with a dash) /bin/sh somecommand (not a login shell) > > I first wondered why none of my commands in "/etc/profile" and > "~/.profile" got executed. Finally, I modified > "/usr/src/bin/sh/main.c" to trace what files are read, recompiled > the "sh" command and: the only file that is executed is "~/.shrc". > > I just cannot believe that FreeBSD has such a severe bug. What is > going wrong here? > > Thanks in advance, > > Bertram > Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"