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Re: Suggestion/question

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Suggestion/question
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2021 10:14:04 -0400
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On 6/2/21 6:46 PM, Eli Schwartz wrote:

The earliest available snapshot in bash's git repo is
bash-1.14.7.tar.gz, at which point ~/.bashrc was already used. This is
in 1994. Someone else might know if it was in use between 1989 and 1994.

The current startup file scheme has been in place since the very earliest
versions of bash.

The idea was that you wanted to both be able to replace `sh' on your
systems and co-exist with it, while giving people who were using `csh', the
dominant interactive shell of the time, something familiar.

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

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