[Techtalk] bash

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Wed Jun 9 22:47:33 UTC 2010

Chris Frey wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 03:33:30PM -0700, Maria McKinley wrote:
>> Hey there,
>> 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?
> Bash loads init scripts differently depending on whether it is a login
> shell or not.  For login shells (like ssh), try /etc/profile.
> The messy details are in the bash man page under the "INVOCATION" section. :-)
> - Chris

Cool, I stuck it in /etc/profile, and did not have to reboot to have it 
take effect!  Thanks a bunch.


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