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Re: ~/.profile and ~/.bash_profile aren't executed on login

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: ~/.profile and ~/.bash_profile aren't executed on login
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2017 18:24:16 -0500
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On 12/9/17 6:09 PM, Yuri wrote:
> On 12/09/17 15:01, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> Since it doesn't happen on any other OS, I suspect an issue with either the
>> FreeBSD port or the pathname that appears in argv[0] when the shell is
>> started, which is what bash uses to detect that it's been invoked as a
>> login shell.
> The full path is /usr/local/bin/bash as set in passwd db. It doesn't run
> ~/.profile when I run it manually using this path.

Of course not: that's not a login shell.  As the documentation says,

"A login shell is one whose first character of argument zero is a -,  or
one started with the --login option."

The INVOCATION section of the manual page explains it in exhaustive detail.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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