[techtalk] more netscape woes...

Steve Kudlak chromexa at ovis.net
Thu Nov 18 06:00:09 EST 1999

Nicole Zimmerman wrote:

> Laurel Fan wrote:
> >
> > bash is annoying in that way. From the manpage:
> <snip>
> > Which means it runs EITHER .profile (if its a login shell) OR .bashrc
> > (if its not).  Which is annoying.  (Of course, you could put a "source
> > .bashrc" in your profile.). csh does it the right way: .login and .cshrc
> > (actually, /etc/.login then .cshrc then .login) for login shells, and
> > just .cshrc for non-login shells.
> Ugh. I figured it had to be some stupid technicality... so if I was to
> put it in /etc/profile and restart X (logging out to have it re-read the
> files anyway), it'd read it. But, if I spawn netscape from an xterm, it
> won't work the same way and I'd need to have it in /etc/bashrc.
> Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
> I'd switch to csh except that I think bash is a bit more to my liking
> ;o)
> -nicole
> ************
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Well bash always did weird things; since EMACS is encoded in my brain---well I
like tsch, which seems more sensible. I could never really figure why I
clashed with bash. It was "one of those things".

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

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