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Re: [opensuse] Help: desktop completely gone!
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:52:35 -0500
  • Message-id: <4C9A6C93.70501@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 09/21/2010 03:30 PM, Oliver Kullmann wrote:
I see; works now. I assumed that profile.local would be used instead of
(reading through the shell-script and finding out what happens can be done,
but is
not such a trivial matter; I would think explaining in profile, that
profile.local should only
contain the additional bits is a little thing, but can be quite useful).


Yep, unless you know some sh/bash that '.' = source, I can see how it would be
quite confusing... The line in /etc/profile is:

test -s /etc/profile.local && . /etc/profile.local


test -s = test if FILE exists and has a size greater than zero
&& = if test -s completes successfully, then do . /etc/profile.local
. /etc/profile.local = source (read) /etc/profile.local into /etc/profile.

Glad you got it sorted.

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