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Re: Feature semi-request about bash initialization


From: William Park
Subject: Re: Feature semi-request about bash initialization
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 13:04:38 -0500
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On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 08:57:46AM -0500, Steve Simmons wrote:
> A regular problem with most shells is that when logging via the common
> X window logins (xdm and its more modern descendants for cde, gnome, kde,
> etc) the initial shell started is neither interactive nor a login shell.
> Thus logging onto a workstation console gives a considerably different
> initialization process than logging in via ssh.  Here are some of the
> workarounds bash users and system admins are doing to handle this:

I don't understand.  When you log in through XDM (or, KDM, GDM), it runs
    ~/.xsession
which is usually symlink to ~/.xinitrc, but doesn't have to be.  Then,
you're into your windows manager.  This initial file is run like any
other shell script on your system.

If you're talking about Xterm, then bring it up as
    xterm -ls

-- 
William Park <address@hidden>, Toronto, Canada
Slackware Linux -- because it works.




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