[OSM-dev] Dev server .bash_profile problem
sander at hoentjen.eu
Tue Nov 6 06:46:53 GMT 2007
On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 16:57 +1100, Brett Henderson wrote:
> Does anybody know why my home directory .bash_profile on dev isn't
> taking effect?
> It contains the following lines which I want to run to put ~/bin on my path.
> # set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
> if [ -d ~/bin ] ; then
> But it's not working.
> From the bash man page:
> When bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a
> non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and
> executes commands
> from the file /etc/profile, if that file exists. After
> reading that file, it looks for ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, and
> ~/.profile, in that
> order, and reads and executes commands from the first one that
> exists and is readable. The --noprofile option may be used when
> the shell is
> started to inhibit this behavior.
> Probably something silly I'm doing, but I can't figure it out.
Well I don't know anything about the dev server, but it would be good to
check the permissions on the file, and how do you log in to that
account? If you use su to go to that account for instance, you need to
use su -.
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