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Old 01-05-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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.bashrc not being sourced

I have this alias in my /root/.bashrc file
alias ssh='ssh'
it only seems to be sourced when I am logged into kde and use a konsole. When I try to use it in textmode(no gui) it does not seem to be sourced.

example when I type the command "ssh" in konsole it does the command "ssh"

when I type the commad "ssh" in textmode it tells me the error that I need more parameters(like an ip address). It seems that the alias is not being sourced. Why?
Old 01-05-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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Do you have a .bash_profile?

What usually happens is .bash_profile is for text mode ( login shells ) and .bashrc is used for X consoles ( non-login shells ).

You'll probably find a commented out bit in .bash_profile like

# include .bashrc if it exists
#if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
# source ~/.bashrc

Which allows you to use .bashrc in text mode as well. Its partly a security thing. and sometimes you want a diffrent set of options depending on text vs X.

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