been googling to try to find this, and now more confused than I was when I started.
I've got several boxes that multiple users use, a mix of RHEL4 and a few gentoo. xdm is running on all but one gentoo box, so that's how most users connect. Several open up bash konsoles, and a few open up ksh shells
What are the generally recognized files used set up aliases that a user will have when s/he logs in, and that won't get overwritten on some update?
What is the generally recognized file used for global aliases, that won't get overwritten on some update?
What are the generally recognized files used for setting up configuration and environment and add aliases and such for specific groups (e.g. accounting, warehouse, admin, powerplant)