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Operating Systems Solaris Environment help please
# 1  
Old 06-11-2007
Environment help please

Hello all,
I am a bit confused not only because I am new to Solaris but because when I run "env" I get a list of variables that are not in the user .profile. Where else can the account be getting environment variables from?

Is there a .profile that applies to all accounts?

Thank you in advance for your expertise.
# 2  
Old 06-11-2007
Originally Posted by komputersman
Is there a .profile that applies to all accounts?
Yes, /etc/profile.

Others may be set by the shell when it initializes or the remote login service being used before initializing the shell (eg ssh sets some variables )
# 3  
Old 06-11-2007

That dosen't look like it either... Here is what I am getting when I run "env"


And here is my .profile...


And should I have all these files? ...


And here is the /etc/profile...

#ident "@(#)profile 1.19 01/03/13 SMI" /* SVr4.0 1.3 */

# The profile that all logins get before using their own .profile.

trap "" 2 3

if [ "$TERM" = "" ]
if /bin/i386
export TERM

# Login and -su shells get /etc/profile services.
# -rsh is given its environment in its .profile.

case "$0" in
-sh | -ksh | -jsh | -bash)

if [ ! -f .hushlogin ]
# Allow the user to break the Message-Of-The-Day only.
trap "trap '' 2" 2
"profile" [Read only] 46 lines, 712 characters

Where is it getting the rest from? Particularly I am interested in the doors related files.
# 4  
Old 06-11-2007
Maybe this is a better way to ask....

How is it a user account gets its environment upon logging it, are there levels, like global settings then user settings? I am trying to figure our where the settins are being applied from so I can edit it.

Thank you,
# 5  
Old 06-11-2007
Some stuff may be set by sshd daemon. Some stuff is set by the login program. But once the shell is exec'ed it will read the file like /etc/profile and .profile. You need to stop worrying about where they get set. You want to change them? If you want to change them for all users, do it in /etc/profile. For an individual user change them in .profile. It does not matter where they get set. Are you going to write a new sshd? Or a new login? Just put the stuff you want in the appropriate config file. The environment will be what you want before the shell passes control to the user. But remember that users can override your choices by putting stuff in their individual .profile files. You cannot control that.
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