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Old 10-21-2005
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1. What is .profile in unix ?
2. What are they used for ?
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It's a shell initialisation file. Check out the manual page for your shell for more information on it's initialisation files.

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Since you perhas know Mickeysofts graphical interrupt handler: it is a sort of "autoexec.bat", but not for the machine but for every user.

It is executed when the user logs on and sets certain settings for him automatically.

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