[ITA] - base-files

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Jan 12 09:27:00 GMT 2011

On Jan 12 08:06, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 11 January 2011 12:01, David Sastre wrote:
> >>> Also, I'd appreciate opinions regarding the guard-like tests in some
> >>> config files, namely /etc/profile, /etc/bash.bashrc, ~/.bash_profile
> >>> and ~/.bashrc. I'm not very convinced about including them.
> >>
> >> Why do we need them?  I don't see equivalent tests on Linux...
> >
> > There aren't, indeed.
> >
> > And re-thinking the idea, those tests are not needed in any of the
> > files but maybe in /etc/bash.bashrc, which is definitely affected by
> > changes in this version of base-files that modify the order in which
> > startup files are read.
> I think you're right, the guard is only needed in /etc/bash.bashrc.

I'm a tcsh user so I only have a vague relationship to these startup
files.  Nevertheless, this sounds right to me.


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