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stf92 12-31-2012 06:19 AM

What is the global counterpart of ~/.bashrc?

~/.bashrc gets things done for a user. Is there a bashrc (or some other name) in /etc that does the same as ~/.bashrc but globally?

EDIT: I think it is /etc/profile.

kabamaru 12-31-2012 07:37 AM


stf92 12-31-2012 07:40 AM

Thanks. However in bash's man page, under FILES, it does not mention it.

kabamaru 12-31-2012 08:29 AM

Yes, that's because it's not built into Bash. It's just a convention that is widely used; some distros put an /etc/bashrc file for system-wide settings, and they source it from ~/.bashrc with:


if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
  . /etc/bashrc

stf92 12-31-2012 02:37 PM

Thank you very much.

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