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RE: [SLE] Bash Files
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 12:31:04 -0500
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On Tuesday, Rob Wright wrote:

>On Monday April 17 2006 18:42, James Knott wrote:
>> Rob Wright wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm trying to learn more about bash and setting up some system
>> > customizations. It seems like OpenSuSE 10.0 might be using a setup
>> > different from the "typical" .bash_profile, .bash_logout, and .bashrc
>> > files?
>> Many Linux books describe the relationship of those file and run
>> sequence. Also, SUSE used local files, which is where you're supposed
>> to make your changes, as the main files may get over written in an

>I may not have been quite clear enough in my original question. I have in
>front of me a copy of "Learning the bash Shell" from O'Reilly. I've renamed

>my ~/.profile file hoping to use the bash specific ~/.bash_profile and
>~/.bashrc files. But I'm still getting values and settings that are
>from what I've specified in the ~/.bash_profile.

>Looking at my ~/.profile, it looks to be not bash specific, is this the
>If so, can I make the system not read it, and to use only the bash files in

>my home directory.

>I'm trying to avoid editing the main files specifically because they may
>over-written, and I'd like to be able to take my files with me if I go to
>another system.



Have you checked the /etc files profile and profile.local? Those would be
executed ahead of anything under a specific user such as .profile or

Greg Wallace

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