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RE: ITP: profile
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: "Gerrit P. Haase" <gp at familiehaase dot de>
- Cc: "Cygwin Apps" <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 16:13:55 +0100
- Subject: RE: ITP: profile
> From: Gerrit P. Haase [mailto:email@example.com]
> Hallo John,
> Am Sonntag, 28. Juli 2002 um 13:18 schriebst du:
> > After (much ;) discussion with Rob here's the first 'release' of the
> > profile package.
> > If anyone want's to suggest modifications for these files, for example
> > DIR_COLOR, key binding..., please send a message (and patch ;) to the
> > list.
> Ohoh, user environment stuff, that will cause much more discussion;)
> I have attatched a patch against your version and my complete
It looks strangely similar to my work one. I thing we must have
found the same source!
I've uploaded the next generation (is different from setups version
which I'm proposing to be the first one)
This version _isn't_ yet for use.
I also don't know how to indicate to the user that this package has
changed. Should it copy the current profile to, for example,
profile-old-`date`? Should it do anything at all?
> Also the DIR_COLOR stuff should be global in /etc/profile (IMO),
I'd rather it be a seperate file, but that's easy to alter either
> plus a global inputrc. The creation of /etc/inputrc is in
> /etc/profile now, but may also be just an
> export INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc
I'd rather /etc/inputrc *not* be exported as its presence
overrides a user one not the other way round:
"If you create /etc/inputrc, note that Bash will ignore
(taken from your link below). My preference is for the
bash package to add it to /etc/skel (see my posting on the
delete key :)
> in there and include the complete file in the package.
> Also I would be interested to know who is 'mwe' who did this
> profile stuff which I copied.
> # example /etc/inputrc
> # see: http://www.ibb.net/~anne/keyboard/keyboard.html#Bash
again, this should be part of the bash package.