"Arend P. van der Veen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Hi, > > I have been trying to clarify what bash startup files are sourced and > when. I am using bash-2.05b.007. I have been hunting around on the > web and I have > found the following summary: For Login shells: > > On logging in: > If `|/etc/profile|' exists, then source it. > > If `|~/.bash_profile|' exists, then source it, > else if `|~/.bash_login|' exists, then source it, > else if `|~/.profile|' exists, then source it. > > On logging out: > If `|~/.bash_logout|' exists, source it. > > For non-login interactive shells: > On starting up: > If `|~/.bashrc|' exists, then source it. > > For non-interactive shells: > On starting up: > If the environment variable |ENV| is non-null, expand the > variable and source the file named by the value. If Bash is > not started in Posix mode, it looks for |BASH_ENV| before > |ENV|. > > (From http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/help/doc/info/bash/Bash_Startup_Files.html)
There are easier ways to find the manual. "info bash" or even "man bash" would have gotten you to the information... > Other discussions on this topic essentially state the same thing. > After some testing it is not clear to me if bash under FreeBSD 4.9 is > working the same way. I have a case where both ~/.profile and > ~/.bash_profile exist and both are sourced. This is in contradition > to the above statements. I can't reproduce this. In my own setup, it is clearly not the case. > Can anybody point me to information to clarify what bash startup files are sourced > and when ? As far as I can see, the Fine Manual is entirely accurate on this point. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"