Bash question

Adrian Ho aho-lfs-discuss at 03s.net
Mon Jul 9 18:29:30 PDT 2001


On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 12:57:27AM -0400, FRANCOIS Nicolas wrote:
> Read the "Configuration HOWTO", it gives some clues about where to put
> what.

I assume you're referring to Section 4.1 (thks for the pointer, BTW -- I
never noticed it before 8-).

I generally agree with what's said in there, except that I believe
non-bashisms (eg. most user-specific environment variables) should go in
~/.profile, and ~/.bash_profile should source ~/.profile if it exists.
This ensures that interactive-shell-as-"sh" at least has the important
stuff set properly.

- Adrian
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