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Re: First lines of examples/startup-files/bashrc


From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: First lines of examples/startup-files/bashrc
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2020 08:27:14 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Wed, Apr 08, 2020 at 04:46:19PM -0700, Eduardo Bustamante wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 2:42 PM Martin Schulte <address@hidden> wrote:
> (...)
> > But, as far as I understand, a non-interactive bash doesn't read
> > ~/.bashrc at all - so shouldn't we just omit them?
> 
> There are exceptions. One of them being SSH, see:
> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/bash.git/tree/shell.c?h=ea31c00845c858098d232bd014bf27b5a63a668b#n1095
> 
> > /* If we were run by sshd or we think we were run by rshd, execute
> > ~/.bashrc if we are a top-level shell. */

Another case would be someone setting BASH_ENV to force the file to be
dotted in by scripts.

Or, possibly, someone who drank the Oracle Kool-Aid and is using
su - someuser -c 'some command' to run stuff.  Which we all know is
utterly and completely terrible, and yet... people do it.



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