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clarification re shell startup files
Authored by: hayne on Feb 07, '06 12:54:04PM
because all three of these use bash instead of sh by default, which reads the .bashrc file for configuration, and not .profile
A small point of clarification since the above is rather misleading. The difference is nothing to do with bash versus sh - it is to do with "login shells" versus "non-login shells". The file ".profile" is only read by "login shells" (in both bash and sh). See this Unix FAQ for details.

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