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Created by Dr. Xi on February 07, 2012 15:40:11 Last update: February 07, 2012 15:40:11
An alias defined in .profile does not work when you open a bash window from the desktop. Simply put, alias should be put in .bashrc ; PATH should be put in .profile . These are the facts: .profile is executed by the login shell, i.e., when you login. .bashrc is executed whenever a bash shell is opened - login or non-login. When you open a new bash window from the desktop, a non-login shell is created, it will execute .bashrc , not .profile . When you ssh to a remote system interactively, a login shell is created. When you ssh to a remote system and run a command directly, a non-login shell is created. PATH modifications should be put in .profile since it is usually...