>I use bash for root, and when I login to root or su to root, /etc/profile
>is not being read. what does the .bash look at on startup?
>I'm sure, because my aliases in /etc/profile are not available until I
>manually source it. I'm getting tired of typing in source /etc/profile,
>so if you have seen this before please help me out.
su --login both execute a full login for su, reading all aliases.