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 profile(4)							  profile(4)




 NAME
      profile - set up user's environment at login time

 DESCRIPTION
      If the file /etc/profile exists, it is executed by the shell for every
      user who logs in.	 The file /etc/profile should be set up to do only
      those things that are desirable for every user on the system, or to
      set reasonable defaults.	If a user's login (home) directory contains
      a file named .profile, that file is executed (via the shell's exec
      .profile) before the session begins.  .profile files are useful for
      setting various environment parameters, setting terminal modes, or
      overriding some or all of the results of executing /etc/profile.

 EXAMPLES
      The following example is typical (except for the comments):

	   #  Make some environment variables global
	       export MAIL PATH TERM
	   #  Set file creation mask
	       umask 22
	   #  Tell me when new mail comes in
	       MAIL=/var/mail/myname
	   #  Add my /bin directory to the shell search sequence
	       PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin
	   # Set terminal type
	       echo "terminal: \c"
	       read TERM
	       case $TERM in
		   300)	     stty cr2 nl0 tabs; tabs;;
		   300s)     stty cr2 nl0 tabs; tabs;;
		   450)	     stty cr2 nl0 tabs; tabs;;
		   hp)	     stty cr0 nl0 tabs; tabs;;
		   745|735)  stty cr1 nl] -tabs; TERM=745;;
		   43)	     stty cr1 nl0 -tabs;;
		   *)	     echo "$TERM unknown";;
	       esac

      A more complete model .profile can be found in /etc/skel/.profile.

 FILES
      $HOME/.profile
      /etc/profile

 SEE ALSO
      env(1), login(1), mail(1), sh(1), stty(1), su(1), environ(5), term(5).









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