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Author Topic: .bashrc for root  (Read 2074 times)


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.bashrc for root
« on: October 16, 2011, 12:07:02 am »


in VL 6.0 Light I have modified root's .bashrc to get a different prompt and certain alias definitions.
On that occasion, I noticed that .bashrc for root is NOT sourced when doing 'su -' while a plain 'su' works as expected!
Sourcing the file by hand does have the desired effect, so it is not a problem with the .bashrc file itself - it is just ignored.
I would be grateful for any hint how to rectify this.




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Re: .bashrc for root
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 09:27:21 am »

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