Subject: Root .profile
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 04/11/1999 14:30:37
Curt Sampson writes:
[ .profile needs /usr/bin/id ]
> Charles just fixed this by removing the call to ID. I'm not sure
> a better fix wouldn't be along the lines of `test -x /usr/bin/id
> && id'.
> But there's something more I want to point out about this .profile:
> it only works for you initial shell, and the prompt and shell
> functions get lost in subshells. What do you think about doing it
> the way I've been doing it for a few years, which is to add
> ENV=$HOME/.shrc; export ENV
> to the .profile, and then put something similar to the following
> in .shrc:
Just one request: This is root's .profile -- keep it simple!
Reliability is MUCH more important than fancy features here.