Re: /etc/profile

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On 21Dec2008 13:37, Dave Feustel <[email protected]> wrote:
| I've been running F9 for a while. About two weeks ago
| I started getting sequences like the following every
| time I log in:
| 
| [1]     3875
| [2]     3877
| [3]     3879
| [4]     3880
| [5]     3881
| [6]     3882
| [7]     3883
| [8]     3885
| [9]     3888
| [10]    3891
| [11]    3895
| [12]    3899
| [13]    3901
| [14]    3903
| [15]    3905
| [16]    3907
| [17]    3909
| 
| I got rid of this by setting permissions of /etc/profile to 000,
| although the sequences still show up when I log in as root.
| I've looked at the /etc/profile code but I don't understand it.
| What code in /etc/profile generates these sequences?

It sounds like it is being sourced by an interactive job control
capable shell; that looks like the job control stuff reporting the job
numbers and process ids of background jobs as they are started.

Are you sourcing /etc/profile yourself, by hand?
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