[Techtalk] bash

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Wed Jun 9 22:45:01 UTC 2010

Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi Maria,
> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010, Maria McKinley wrote:
>> Quick question, hopefully not too dumb. I want to export a variable to 
>> be available to everyone when they log on, but it seems that when one 
>> ssh's in to our machines, the /etc/bash.bashrc isn't being read. Where 
>> else can I put it?
> Try /etc/profile or /etc/bash_profile? You'll need to reboot for changes 
> to take effect.
> Cheers, Chris.

Hmm, is that true for /etc/bash.bashrc too? The change definitely 
happens for the shell, but not for ssh, for example:

herbie:~# echo $NAG_KUSARI_FILE

herbie:~# bash
herbie:~# echo $NAG_KUSARI_FILE

But maybe if I reboot it will work for ssh too? That would kind of suck, 
this is a production machine I don't like to reboot.


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