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Cheedu forced the electrons to say:
> when i log on directly or using `su -' the .bash_profile in my
> home directory gets executed . But when i just `su' into my login then
> nothing happens . Is there any file that bash looks for when i su into my
> login ?
When you login, or when you su - (or su -l) bash is invoked as a login shell.
Then it reads .bash_profile (or if that is not found, .profile). When you just
do su, bash is invoked as an interactive shell (not a login shell) and it
This should have been on LIH. Followups there.
The prompt for all occasions:
export PS1="F:\$(pwd | tr '/[a-z]' '\134\134[A-Z]')> "
--------------- Binand Raj S. (binand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
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