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Hi- simple question I think - I have set up the .profile for the root user. This gets picked up when I telnet to the box, but not when I login on the console.

Consequently I have to telnet localhost, when logged in on the console and I start a terminal. (Or / /.profile).

Why?
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Are you using CDE?

If so you need to set a parameter to source the .profile

Have a look at the dtprofile in /.dt.  The variable is called something like 'SOURCEDTPROFILE'.

Regards, Nisus
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When you telnet to the box, are you logging in as root?  Or are you logging in as a user and su'ing to root?
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.profile only gets executed when you run the "login" program - if using XWindows etc then you have have to edit .dtlogin (among other files), for this functionality.
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Cheers Nisus,this was enough to get me to the answer - the file was /.dtprofile, and the param was DTSOURCEPROFILE
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Cheers Nisus,this was enough to get me to the answer - the file was /.dtprofile, and the param was DTSOURCEPROFILE
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