How to run .profile, etc
cl at isbd.net
Fri May 22 20:44:20 CEST 2020
On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 10:45:29AM -0700, Joe Riel wrote:
> On Fri, 22 May 2020 08:59:05 -0500
> Robby Workman <robby at rlworkman.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 21 May 2020 10:16:16 -0700
> > Joe Riel <joer at san.rr.com> wrote:
> > > When xfce4 starts (I use a graphical login),
> > > how does one get it to run $HOME/.profile or something equivalent?
> > Sounds like you want $HOME/.xprofile instead; xdm's Xsession
> > uses it, but no idea if other login managers do...
> I use xfce4 with lightdm. The file $HOME/.xprofile never gets executed,
> so far as I can tell (added code to write to file).
> Do I need to reboot to execute it? Or should logging out and
> logging back in (graphical login) suffice? It doesn't.
The way that .xprofile works is probably much less well defined and
documented than the way that .profile gets run. Do you really need
something that's *only* run for an X/GUI login? If not then I'd
investigate why .profile doesn't provide what you want.
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