startxwin started bash does not read .bashrc or .bash_profile
Wed Feb 27 17:55:00 GMT 2013
On 27/02/2013 00:08, Kevin Layer wrote:
> If I put this into .startxwinrc:
> mintty /usr/bin/bash.exe --login -i
> the resulting shell does not read .bash_profile. If I put
> mintty /usr/bin/bash.exe -i
> it doesn't read .bashrc.
I've tried to reproduce this, but it seem to work ok for me.
How can are you checking if ~/.bashrc has been read? Have you tried using bash
-v to check what bash is reading?
This is also a really odd place to start mintty. Why start it as a side
effect of the unrelated action starting the X server?
> My ultimate goal is to use ssh-agent/ssh-add to make life easier, but
> it requires my .bashrc to be sourced (.bash_profile merely sources
If you are going to work with both mintty and X clients, which will not
naturally have a common parent ssh-agent process to inherit from, you might
want to investigate the keychain package.
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