Solved

Linux, Bash .profile does not execute

Posted on 2012-04-02
3
320 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-02
I am running RHEL 6.2, and created a user but it does not execute a .profile file:

[root@xxx02 ~]# su - brk
[brk@xxx02 ~]$
[brk@xxx02 ~]$ echo $0
-bash
[brk@xxx02 ~]$
[brk@xxx02 ~]$ . ./.profile

MQSI 7.0.0.1
/opt/ibm/mqsi/7.0

[brk@xxx02 ~]$

Open in new window


How can I get the .profile to execute upon swtiching to the user
0
Comment
Question by:Los Angeles1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
jgiordano earned 500 total points
ID: 37796278
you could edit the .bashrc script to include the path of the .profile you are sourcing.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Kerem ERSOY
ID: 37796314
If you want automatic running then edit your  ~/.bashrc (~ means your home directory)

Add this line at the end of the file:


.  ~/.profile

Open in new window


If you want to run it from the command line then use this command:

source ./.profile

Open in new window


Cheers,
K.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:jgiordano
ID: 37796381
I already told him to include the .profile in is .bashrc script
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
EXCHANGE. LINUX, SYMANTEC MESSAGING GATEWAY 2 74
Post Clonezilla image restore issue 6 90
Windows 10 linux VM 30 92
Krita v3 Linux Mint/Ubuntu 16.04 9 75
Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give…
In the first part of this tutorial we will cover the prerequisites for installing SQL Server vNext on Linux.
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question