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Hammer & Screwdriver Difference between .profile and .~/.profile

what is the difference between these two lines, if we use it in korn shell script:


.profile


.~/.profile
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Originally Posted by maneesh mehta
.~/.profile
You mean
Code:
. ~/.profile

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When you say
.profile
it say to spawn a new child shell and execute the script.
while when u say
. ~/.profile
it means you are executing the script in present shell.

say if you have any variables in .profile and unless u export in first case they will not be visible to parent shell. while in second case u will have variable set at current shell level, and will be access even if they are not exported.

rishi
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Originally Posted by vino
You mean
Code:
. ~/.profile


yes, I mean the same.

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