cd /etc cat profile cat bash.bashrc cd $home cat .bashrc cat .bash_profile
When you login (type username and password) via console, either sitting at the machine, or remotely via ssh:
.bash_profileis executed to configure your shell before the initial command prompt.
But, if you've already logged into your machine and open a new terminal window (xterm) inside Gnome or KDE, then
.bashrcis executed before the window command prompt.
.bashrcis also run when you start a new bash instance by typing
/bin/bashin a terminal.
And a good tip...
Most of the time you don't want to maintain two separate config files for login and non-login shells - when you set a PATH, you want it to apply to both. You can fix this by sourcing
.bash_profilefile, then putting PATH and common settings in
To do this, add the following lines to .bash_profile:
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then source ~/.bashrc fi