: : : : A friend has observed the following behavior in his (AIX) .profile:
: : : : ENV=$HOME/.kshrc export ENV
: : : : does not make ENV ($PATH) "stick" until after .profile completes.
: : : : The problem: he invokes a user-menu from .profile (to preserve the
: : : : requisite "canned" user environment), and this menu depends upon some
: : : : of the (not yet set) ENV values. Our VMS intuition suggests that the
: : : : global values should be set regardless of whether .profile has exited,
: : : : but this is obviously not the case.
: : : : Is there a simple way to circumvent this problem?
: : : As you use ENV, you use ksh and so, try this single command.
: : : export ENV=$HOME/.kshrc
: : : E.G.
: : You're missing the point - he's running a menu from a .profile and
: : needs the kshrc stuff there. ENV won't be sourced until .profile
: : terminates.
: I think your missing the point. Move the menu to the end of your .kshrc
: file. Then all the setups in .kshrc can happen before the menu is
: Of course this falls apart if your expecting to set some variables to
: change the behavior of the .kshrc file. But then if you need some of
: the .kshrc stuff to make these changes your in a catch 22 predicament
: anyway. :)
The ENV file gets invoked anytime a shell is invoked, i.e. all shell
scripts. Might be dicey programming around that.
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