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running .profile file

Med Shabe
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Joined: May 08, 2001
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I have created a .profile for myself which contains bunch of classpaths and other things. How do I run this .profile file automatically on login?
Michael Ernest
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
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The action is called 'sourcing,' and how you do it varies with the shell. For the Bourne, Korn, and bash shells use:
$ . $HOME/.profile
For C shell use:
% source $HOME/.profile
Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
[This message has been edited by Michael Ernest (edited October 18, 2001).]

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