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Re: ITP: profile
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- To: John Morrison <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 12:17:26 -0400
- Subject: Re: ITP: profile
- References: <NCEBJJFMCAOKNNABBFIMAEDECEAA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
John Morrison wrote:
> Hi Gerrit :)
> > From: Gerrit P. Haase [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Hallo John,
> > Am Sonntag, 28. Juli 2002 um 17:13 schriebst du:
> > > 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?
> > If the current /etc/profile is removed then there should be a backup.
> > Anyway there should be a short note that there was a change which
> > needs investigation.
I don't know that this should occur, however, any user specific profile
settings should be in the ~/.bash_profile and/or ~/.profile files. User
specific changes to /etc/profile should be discouraged. So a backup of
the current /etc/profile file is more than adequate. You know, I was
going to be negative about this but talked myself into a positive before
getting far into the post.
> > [...]
> > >> # see: http://www.ibb.net/~anne/keyboard/keyboard.html#Bash
> > > <snip/>
> > > again, this should be part of the bash package.
> > You are the maintainer...
> If .inputrc is used by more than one shell, I'll be happy to
> add/maintain it. For that matter, if the bash maintainer doesn't
> believe [s]he should...
I disagree with forcing the user to a generic ~/.inputrc. Giving an
example in the home directory would be a good thing but not more than
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