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Re: xsrc/54851: .profile is not read by sh when using xdm or other login managers
The following reply was made to PR xsrc/54851; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Rhialto <rhialto%falu.nl@localhost>
Subject: Re: xsrc/54851: .profile is not read by sh when using xdm or other
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 22:11:21 +0100
Having something special in .Xsession (or other session startup script)
to make a login shell may not propagate properly to xterms you then
start later (depending on how you set up various shell initialization
files). Personally I think it makes sense that xterms are all login
shells in their own right, just like grabbing the next ADM-3a next to
you and logging in gives you a new login shell.
My method to get this result is this in my .Xresources:
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