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Re: some profile bashrc urxvt issue..

From: Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev
Subject: Re: some profile bashrc urxvt issue..
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:58:38 +0200

1. thank you big time

2. .. are you saying that
it will read .bashrc not .profile or profile ? but it doesnt also read
/etc/bash.bashrc ..
i, erm, yea nothing special, i startx via .xinitrc is wmaker

On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 8:54 PM Greg Wooledge <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 08:42:35PM +0200, Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev wrote:
> > as far i understood, in /etc, .profile gets 1. sourced as login shell
> > then if its again spawned its 2. the bash.bashrc
> You're not hearing me.
> If you login with lightdm on a regular installation of Debian 10 (for
> example), bash is NEVER RUN AT ALL.  No bash.  The number of bashes
> is zero.
> Lightdm spawns an X session, which on Debian is a /bin/sh shell script
> that dots in various files under /etc/X11/.  One of the files that it
> dots in eventually launches your window manager or your session manager,
> which creates the GUI you chose.
> There is no bash.  (Because /bin/sh on Debian 10 is dash.)
> You don't get bash until you open a terminal, which runs bash as an
> interactive non-login shell.  This shell reads ~/.bashrc and any
> operating system specific hacks such as /etc/bashrc or /etc/bash.bashrc
> which differ from one Linux distribution to the next.
> /etc/profile is NEVER READ BY ANYTHING for this type of login.
> > so do you say
> > those bashes in those xterms, they never did read the /etc's ?
> They never read /etc/profile because they are not login shells.
> They may have read OTHER files in /etc.  For example, /etc/bash.bashrc
> which is what Debian's version of bash uses.
> This is why I keep saying that you need to consult your operating
> system's support list for details on these things.  There is NO
> universal answer.  Every operating system does these things differently.
> Debian does it differently from Arch Linux, which does it differently
> from Red Hat Linux, all of which do it differently from FreeBSD, ....

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