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Not needed if you are already defining PS1 (+ example)
Authored by: ClassicUser on Apr 19, '08 11:44:03AM
Ah, but .profile is only run for direct login shells - of which performing a sudo -s doesn't qualify, as it is merely starts a sub-shell within that same session.

If you put that same command in your .bashrc file instead, you should be better off. Also, note that several folks simply source the one file from the other - I have a grand total of one line in my .profile:

source $HOME/.bashrc

…to handle just such a provision, and ensure the same environment is established upon first login, as well as when starting sub-shells.

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