[Techtalk] bash

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Wed Jun 9 22:44:23 UTC 2010

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

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