trouble getting .shrc to take

Gary Aitken freebsd at
Thu Sep 27 05:08:29 UTC 2012

Having set my shell to either sh or bash,
I can't seem to get .shrc to take.
If I have a .shrc that looks like:

  PS1=\\w$ ; export PS1

PS1 is not defined when I log in, and the prompt is set to the default instead.

If I do
nothing seems to change;
although executing the above commands from the shell itself works.

What am I missing?

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