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Re: ssh does not source /etc/bash.bashrc, but manual execution of /bin/b
Re: ssh does not source /etc/bash.bashrc, but manual execution of /bin/bash does it under specific circumstances
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:24:56 -0500
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On 12/20/16 11:11 AM, Nick wrote:
> i came up with a weird behavior of ssh+bash on my Debian box (8.6).
> I created an alias in /etc/bash.bashrc file, which is sourced through
> Everything worked fine, till i decided to remove the '.
> /etc/bash.bashrc' line from /etc/profile.
> When i` m connected via ssh the '/etc/bash.bashrc' is not sourced and
> the alias does not work as expected.
> But, when i execute bash from my shell, the '/etc/bash.bashrc' seems
> to be sourced and the alias is there (please find bellow a demo)
ssh without a command is equivalent to slogin, which starts a login shell
on the remote host. Login shells don't execute ~/.bashrc (and, if so
configured, SYS_BASHRC), so there's usually a line to source it in one of
the login shell startup files (/etc/profile in your case). That's why
it's there, and that's why removing it had the effect you observed.
> Not sure if i miss something (f.x. bash is executed with different
> flags while being called from ssh versus a user), but as far as i understand,
> the same things should be (or not) sourced.
Well, it's the difference between a login shell and a non-login interactive
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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU address@hidden http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/