Problem with Alias in Ksh
I've just installed linux SuSE 9.0 in order to run some software. To do this I have been told I need to create a user with the default shell as ksh. I have been given a section of text to put into .profile of the user.
When I start linux the default window manager is KDE. The problem I have is that when I start a console the alias commands in the section in .profile have not been register by the shell.
e.g. inside the section in .profile is the line
but when I type alias at the command prompt "something" is not listed.
I know that .profile is being read because the environment variables in the section are being set.
The console starts in ksh, if I manually change to bash and type alias then "something" is there! As far as I can tell .profile is being read by the bash shell even though the default shell for the user is ksh and the console starts in ksh.
best regards Tom