[arch-dev-public] System-wide bashrc?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 11:12:12 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:27 AM, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> This problem has been bugging me for some time: /etc/profile is only read
> for login-shells. That is fine, because you launch a login-shell once, then
> start your graphical environment from it. Most of the environment is
> persisitent so that it will appear in X terminals (which only launch
> interactive non-login shells).
> However, if you launch an interactive shell, the following is lost:
> * PS1, PS2
> * all aliases
> * /etc/bash_completion
> So, I have to set up the bashrc of every user to restore PS1, PS2, my custom
> aliases and bash_completion. Is there a solution to this is in something
> like a "system-wide bashrc"? The current way is really inconvenient.

Hmm, you could sidestep the issue by forcing your X terminals to
launch login shells. I use:
urxvt*loginShell:       true

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