Subject: Re: Root .profile
To: Brian D Chase <>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/12/1999 00:39:52
This whole root .profile thing is probably being made a little more
complex than necessary, and I'm sure we all have our way of dealing
with things.

For example, I will assume that /root/.profile and /.profile were
not hard-linked for a reason (at least they never have been on my
machine).  This insures, to me, that when I hit single-user mode,
it will do something different than if I 'su -' to a super-user
with $HOME==/root and $SHELL==/bin/sh.  (the latter is a much more
involved profile).

"When are people going to wake up and perceive people as people, instead
 of giving us convenient little labels, trying to force us to conform to
 convenient little molds and perceiving us as convenient little threats?"