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Re: /etc/profile



On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 01:47:06PM -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Dave Feustel wrote:
> > I've been running F9 for a while. About two weeks ago
> > I started getting sequences like the following every
> > time I log in:
> > 
> > [1]     3875
> > [2]     3877
> > [3]     3879
> > [4]     3880
> > [5]     3881
> > [6]     3882
> > [7]     3883
> > [8]     3885
> > [9]     3888
> > [10]    3891
> > [11]    3895
> > [12]    3899
> > [13]    3901
> > [14]    3903
> > [15]    3905
> > [16]    3907
> > [17]    3909
> > 
> > I got rid of this by setting permissions of /etc/profile to 000,
> > although the sequences still show up when I log in as root.
> > I've looked at the /etc/profile code but I don't understand it.
> 
> Has /etc/profile been modified?  (rpm -Vf /etc/profile)
> 
> > What code in /etc/profile generates these sequences?
> 
> You could run it with some extra verbosity like this, I believe:
> 
> $ set -x; . /etc/profile; set +x
> 
> Files in /etc/profile.d/* are sourced by /etc/profile, so it could be
> one of those causing the output.

I tried adding 'set -x' as the first line and 'set -x' as the last line
of /etc/profile, and then ran the profile. But I saw none of the strange
lines in the debugging output.


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