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Re: problems with system-config-display and crtl-alt-backspace



Suvayu Ali wrote:
Hi Aaron,

On Monday 28 December 2009 02:11 PM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
On Mon, 2009-12-28 at 03:04 -0800, Suvayu Ali wrote:
~/.bash_profile gets sourced by any "well behaved" desktop environment
when ever you login. In my experience XFCE and WindowMaker does this. (I
don't use Gnome/KDE as often, so can't comment on them).

~/.bashrc gets sourced when ever you open an interactive shell, maybe by
opening a terminal emulator or login in remotely.

This means whenever you login remotely both ~/.bash_profile&  ~/.bashrc
gets sourced. However if you open a terminal emulator like
gnome-terminal or xterm only your ~/.bashrc gets sourced.

It is my impression that.bashrc is souurced whenever any program is run
in a bash environment. I am willing to be corrected.


By bash environment if you mean a terminal emulator then that is exactly what I meant in my previous post. However if for example you run something using a menu or shortcut on your desktop or maybe Alt-F2 then ~/.bashrc is _not_ sourced, and environment variables defined there won't be available to you. If you want something like that, you need to define it in your ~/.bash_profile.

Hope this makes my point clearer. :)
Naive question .... it sounds like if a user has selected bash as shell-of-choice, then bash_profile is there for any operation (terminal or not) that would involve the use of the shell? I might not be saying this right, but I am trying to understand just how global bash_profile is and, if not, why it isn't as it seems by your email that for all intents and purposes it is global to a user's login process.

Thanks for bearing with the question given that you already know I am running tcsh and therefore this is a learning exercise as opposed to a real occurrence in my usage of fedora.

Paul


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