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Re: CVS documentation wrong: .bashrc not read


From: Hans Meine
Subject: Re: CVS documentation wrong: .bashrc not read
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 16:49:29 +0200
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Hi Derek!

On Monday 23 June 2003 16:10, Derek Robert Price wrote:
> >Sadly, bash does not seem to have ANY dotfile which is read for
> >non-interactive, non-login-shells.(!)
>
> Hrm.  Your comment seems to agree with my documentation for Bash [...]
> but setting:
>
>     JUNKVAR=testval
>
> in my ~/.bashrc and executing:
>
>     ssh localhost 'echo $JUNKVAR'
>
> outputs:
>
>     testval

We tried that, too but it did not work. Now that I try with localhost, it 
indeed works (as I expected at first, too), but it is obviously not working 
with the ancient version at our university..

GNU bash, version 2.03.0(1)-release (sparc-sun-solaris)
Copyright 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

One might argue that that is out of scope for CVS's documentation.. ;-)

> If you really aren't having your .bashrc sourced, it could be because
>
> you are invoking Bash as `sh':

Hmm, maybe that is the reason, the following indeed works, too
ssh address@hidden 'bash -c '"'"'echo $JUNKVAR'"'"

But thats not exactly what "cvs -d :ext:address@hidden:/baz/" calls.. ;-)

Thanks for investigating!

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