.bashrc vs .bash_profile #165

wamatt opened this Issue Jan 10, 2013 · 3 comments

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I'm seeing conflicting advice on this.


States the bash manual and best practice is to have .bash_profile link to .bashrc, not the other way around.



In my dotfiles, .bashrc doesn’t do anything except sourcing .bash_profile.

The comments in https://github.com/janmoesen/tilde/blob/master/.bashrc shed some light on why it makes sense to source .bash_profile from within .bashrc.

/cc @janmoesen


@wamatt can this be closed?

@wamatt wamatt closed this Jul 17, 2015
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