[Tutor] Configure Problems
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 12:28:44 -0800
At least you make it to the bathroom, I've had to invest in a carpet
From: Snoopy :-)) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 11:59 AM
To: Patrick Phalen
Subject: Re: [Tutor] Configure Problems
Thanks for the reply Patrick. I think I am starting to get the picture.
Actually I have purchased several books Re Linux., and also studying the
Tutorials, including the ones recommended on the Python Page. I find
Linux absolutely fascinating. But learning a New OS and a Programming
language at the same time to say the least is Challenging. I guess in
order to become a GeNiUs :-)) one has to be ready for a little
inconvenience, like tolerating the changes of the internal and external
pressure in one's poor little head.
Actually something happened to me last night which indicates that purhaps
I should slow down my enthusiasm a bit. I was in the middle of dreaming
about Python and woke up finding myself in the bath room pissing in the
sink instead of the toilet bowl and saw a green snake coming out of the
So what's you opinion? Do you think maybe there is a need for some
"time-out". Any way keep this info a secret since I don't want to be
Just a couple more questions to claarify things.
1. Am I correct in uderstanding, that your reference to the PATH
variables below are to be included in my Home directory in the
"bash_profile file ?(Iam using the bash shell)
2. Would both of the above PATH variables should be put in the
/etc/profile as well?
Patrick Phalen wrote:
> [email@example.com, on Wed, 15 Mar 2000]
> :: > understanding, that if a Path is put into the
> :: > bash_profile file the the shell would find it and it is not
> :: You need to add it to the PATH variable,
> :: I assume - I use tcsh myself!
> Note that whatever you add won't take effect until the file is reread
> when you log out and back in.
> Also, there are (presumably) three files in your home directory that
> have special meaning to bash, providing a way for you to set up your
> environment the way you want.
> And there should be a global bashrc in /etc.
> .bash_profile is read/executed only by the login shell. If you start up
> a new shell (a subshell), it will attempt to read commands from
> .bashrc. This scheme allows you some flexibility in differentiating
> startup commands from those needed later. If you need the same commands
> run regardless, you need to use the source command from within
> .bash_profile to execute .bashrc. If .bashrc doesn't exist, then
> /etc/bashrc will be executed. If neither exists, no commands are
> Once again, these are not Python questions. I encourage you to invest
> in a good basic book on working with Unix or Linux and the shells or
> search the Internet for information.
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