zsh, bash and filesystem
Am Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2008 01:32:09 schrieb Jeff Mickey:
> I'm curious why you removed maildir-support and zsh-secure-free as flags to
> configure? *I understand that you are saying the etcdir, zshenv, zlogin,
> zlogout, and zshrc have zsh not read /etc/profile for some reason or
> another, but I don't understand why you'd remove free() checking and
> maildir support..
Don't worry about this. I did not remove those options for any reason; I just
played around with compiling zsh. And those options are not relevant for my
> And I've never gotten /etc/profile to be read in bash or zsh when I don't
> use a login shell, that's why my default for screen and urxvt are to open
> login shells for zsh.
I am a bit confused. If I use bash as my default shell, I can use xterm,
Konsole etc. without any problems. E.g. locale is set correctly and I can
read and write "umlauts".
Does xterm and co automatically use a login shell when using bash? Does bash
propagate some global settings like LANG and INPUTRC even when not used as a
login shell and zsh does not do this?