jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Sat Mar 26 07:12:30 PST 2005
> Is .profile read by every shell ?
No. .profile is read up by the sh shell and its derivatives.
When the csh shell and its derivatives such as tcsh starts,
its reads up .cshrc. The effect is somewhat the same, but it uses
the syntax is for csh. The syntax for .profile is for sh.
The csh shell of more likely not, tcsh, is more friendly for
interacticve use than the sh shell. Those who like the sh type
syntax nowdays use the derivative bash as their shell. It is also
more interactive friendly than plain sh.
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