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Old 04-29-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
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starting bash as a login shell every time


I upgraded slack to current and found that now when I start an X based terminal it loads bash as a non-login interactive shell. This means that bash does not load /etc/profile or ~.bash_profile, only .bashrc. How can I make bash start as a login shell everytime it is executed, or everytime it is executed by an X based terminal?

-Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:38 PM   #2
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Use a command-arg like:
konsole --ls
xterm -ls

It does not allways work however, for example when using an integrated terminal. Personally I modified my modified my .bashrc-script and added an "export PS1".
 
Old 04-29-2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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I simply added:

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source /etc/profile
source ~/.bash_profile
to .bashrc to achieve the same effect more easily than changing every shortcut in every wm for a terminal to a login shell.

This way, you can just leave .bashrc with those two commands, and add all your aliases, functions and whatnot to .bash_profile and have them load for login shells and subshells.

--Shade
 
Old 04-30-2004, 02:55 PM   #4
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Thanks. You're awsome man.

-Thanks again.
 
  


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