Clarification about creating .xinitrc file for xfce

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Sep 23 13:36:43 UTC 2019

Mrityunjoy Ghosh <mgofbbk at> writes:

> Section 5.7.3 for creating .initrc and  .xsession file for xfce  written as
> given below. My question is what is the need of dot after inverted commas
> (i.e.    ".   /usr    )? What will happen if it is done this way?
> % echo ". /usr/local/etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc" > ~/.xinitrc
> % echo ". /usr/local/etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc" > ~/.xsession

The dot is equivalent to the keyword "source".

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