.bash_profile is not being executed

The .bash_profile is not being executed when we are invoking the bash profile.

To execute this shell script I have to specifically run

. .bash_profile

Then only the commands in .bash_profile is being executed.
How to make .bash_profile to be executed when we call the bash shell?


OS: Red Hat Enter PRise linux Advanced Server4
durgapAsked:
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amit_gCommented:
~/.bash_profile is executed only if the shell is a login shell i.e. when you log in or bash is invoked with --login option. Also it should be in the HOME directory. When is it not executed?
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