startxwin started bash does not read .bashrc or .bash_profile

Kevin Layer
Wed Feb 27 22:16:00 GMT 2013

Earnie Boyd wrote:

>> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Kevin Layer wrote:
>> > That was one of the experiments I did, and I saw no evidence that any
>> > commands were executed.  I even passed it as the argument to the
>> > invocation.
>> >
>> > As for the assumption, I understand that an error could have
>> > short-circuited the processing of my init file, but in the bash's that
>> > haven't read it,
>> >
>> >    . .bashrc
>> >
>> > produces no errors *and* has my aliases and new prompt.
>> $HOME/.bashrc isn't always read.  It depends on how bash is executed.
>> If this is a --login you need $HOME/.bash_profile that sources
>> $HOME/.bashrc.

Did you read the original report and all the replies in the chain? requires my .bashrc to be sourced (.bash_profile merely sources

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