Re: PATH Issues

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On 24May2008 21:39, Gordon Messmer <yinyan[email protected]> wrote:
> Sieranski, Greg wrote:
>> my .bashrc is empty. I have not touched it.
>
> Well, that's kind of weird.  For whatever reason, it sounds like your X 
> session starts out with a bash login shell that sets up and exports the 
> environment, and then your terminals run login shells, too.
>
> What desktop are you using?  If you run "ps axf", what processes are the 
> children of gdm (or whatever dm you use)?

A lot of default desktop environments run login shells in the terminals.  It
avoids relying on the xsession or ~/.xsession setting things up properly.
Most users even think it's how things should be:-(

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