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Re: [Attn: base-files maintainer] Changing /etc/profile to add more shell-dependent settings
- From: Yaakov Selkowitz <yselkowitz at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:20:13 -0500
- Subject: Re: [Attn: base-files maintainer] Changing /etc/profile to add more shell-dependent settings
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <20151014155256 dot GN14466 at dinwoodie dot org>
On Wed, 2015-10-14 at 16:52 +0100, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> The /etc/defaults/etc/profile file in base-files has a section at the
> end to import scripts in /etc/profile.d, but this currently only works
> with zsh.
Bash is covered by the "profile_d sh" command therein.
> Can this section be expanded to make calls as appropriate for other
> shells? I'm particularly interested in Fish and Bash, although I don't
> see any reason to limit the change to those shells.
Note that /etc/profile is only for Bourne-compatible shells; those that
are not must use their own mechanism to accomplish the same thing (e.g.
tcsh in /etc/csh.cshrc). As fish has a different syntax, it may fall
into this category as well.
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