Profile Options

From The System Administrator Zone


Basic Profile Information

Basics:

login(1) sets HOME SHELL PATH TERM LOGNAME
XDM(1) sets DISPLAY PATH SHELL XAUTHORITY

Login script order

sh, ash, ksh /etc/profile ~/.profile
bash /etc/profile (~/.bash_profile ~/.bash_login ~/.profile)

Changing Your Settings

Changing Your Prompt

Bash: How to: Change / Setup bash custom prompt (PS1)