.bashrc vs. .bash_profile

Ed Cogburn edcogburn at hotpop.com
Sat Jul 23 17:56:54 UTC 2005

Vram wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 14:42 -0400, Ed Cogburn wrote:
>> Pay no heed to those who tell you how you're "supposed" to do things, or
>> what the "right" way is, just do whatever works best for you, although
>> asking how others do things doesn't hurt.  It is that freedom of choice
>> that brought me to Linux in the first place and its what keeps me,
>> despite zealots who seem to find all sorts of strange ideas to become
>> zealous over.
>> What?  You use .bash_login instead of .bash_profile?  Why you godless
>> heretic!!!  :)
> Great attitude...  You are in charge of that box.
> Disregard what the bozo's are doing and make your own rules..
> Passwords   ..  for kids..  I am too good for passwords .. I know
> better..
> Use root all the time..  Why not, I am a big BOY and I can do anything
> on my box.....
> Have fun.. This is Linux.. And you have freedom...

Now if I or Matthew had actually suggested you do any of those things then
you might have had a point, but since Matthew was talking about the minor
use of symlinks and my joke was about the 2 existing official names for the
same file, all I can say to your reply is... "Huh?"

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