User talk:Bachsau

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About .profile

I'm not sure why, but .profile is not read at all on my system. I'm using Gnome on Wayland and after restarting (logged out initially, even restarted to be 100% sure) it still didn't pick up the ENV variables in the GNOME Terminal. For sure I'm not the only user experiencing this: darkbasic ( (talk) 11:59, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Have you checked if there's a ".bash_profile" in your home directory? If such file exists, `bash` will use that instead. For some reason Arch likes to put that in a new users home directory to include ".bashrc" even in logins shells, while most other distros do that from ".profile" in an `if` clause. I recommend deleting ".bash_profile" and append the following to your ".profile" instead:
# Include local bash config
if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" -a -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then
	. "$HOME/.bashrc"

--Bachsau (talk) 12:17, 14 January 2022 (UTC)