Subject: Re: PATH problem...
To: None <m68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Elmar Kolkman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/17/1996 09:47:25
> Subject: Re: PATH problem...
> On Mon, 16 Dec 1996, Michael Peters wrote:
> > Running several different applications that create shells of their own
> > (eg su and dt) i've found that they change your PATH from the one that
> > you have specified in either your .login or your rc files. This is
> FWIW, using the `-l' option (or the older, undocumented '-' option) to su
> will tell it to start a full login shell including sourcing system and user
> startup files. I'd imagine dt has something similar...
Well, there is another possibility. If there is a .profile (or .login if the
user is having csh as login-shell) in the CURRENT directory, then that file
is used (at least I saw that behaviour on some unix-platforms, I don't know
about NetBSD, because I'm not come to putting it on my HP300 yet).
Alp = 1) One of a number of ski mountains in Europe
2) A shouted request for assistance made by a European skier in
America. An appropriate reply is "What's Zermatter ?".
Henry Beard & Roy McKie
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