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Old 07-05-2001, 02:22 PM   #1
ChimpFace9000
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Post profile, .bash_profile & ????


/etc/profile is ran everytime you start the computer. ~/.bash_profile is ran everytime you login. Is there a file thats ran everytime somone logs in, no matter who they are. Like each user has there own .bash_profile, so its different each time someone logs in, is there one file thats runs every time someone logs in?
 
Old 07-05-2001, 04:52 PM   #2
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/etc/profile is the file you are looking for. You scripts (in /etc/rc.d or something like that depending on your distro) get run every time you boot the system. /etc/profile gets parsed everytime a user logs on, no matter who that use is, then their personal ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile (didn't realise you could use this name!) gets parsed, possibly overriding settings gleamed from /etc/profile. Note that different shell use different personal files, so for csh/tcsh you would use ~/.cshrc - dunno about other shells...

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