[SATLUG] anyone figure out how to run .profile under X?

Henry Pugsley henry.pugsley at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 18:42:18 CDT 2010


On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Henry Pugsley wrote:
>>
>> Put everything in .bashrc then source .bashrc from .profile, then you get
>> the same for login and normal shells.
>
> That causes problems if you have something like:
>
>  export PATH=my_special_path:$PATH
>
> Generally you don't want to set environment variables in .bashrc
>
>  -- Bruce
>

How does that cause a problem?

-Henry


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