stupid scripting question: zsh

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Jan 30 04:43:29 UTC 2007

In the last episode (Jan 29), David Benfell said:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 17:19:40 -0600, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > In the last episode (Jan 29), David Benfell said:
> > > I've been upgrading my FreeBSD system into a fully-fledged
> > > desktop system.
> > > 
> > > zsh as installed (from the port) seems only to recognize the
> > > /etc/zshenv startup file.  And I needed an stty command to get
> > > proper backspace/delete behavior.  Because only the /etc/zshenv
> > > file seemed to be recognized, I had to put the stty command in
> > > it.
> > 
> > I'd start by figuring out why the other zsh startup scripts aren't
> > being read.  I install zsh from ports on all my systems and haven't
> > seen this.  Are you running zsh -f, or have you unset the RCS shell
> > option from within zshenv?  Either will prevent the other rc
> > scripts from being loaded.  If you run "truss -f -o log zsh", do
> > you see it try to load zshrc?
> Okay, I figured out how to run truss (yes, I had the PROCFS and
> PSEUDOFS options in my kernel).  Yes, it tries to access /etc/zshrc. 
> I was trying zlogin, which I had seen on a Linux system.

zlogin should be also read, but only on login shells.  For testing
purposes, you can force a login shell after you've logged in by running
"zsh -l".

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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