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# 8  
Old 11-05-2007
OK,
run echo $KSH_VERSION and ksh -l.

Given your $- output the ksh is not your login shell
so .profile is not processed.

In case of pdksh you have to set ENV before starting the shell
or start it with - or -l option to process the .profile:

Code:
- ksh

or

Code:
ksh -l


Last edited by radoulov; 11-05-2007 at 04:39 PM..
# 9  
Old 11-06-2007
Help Needed

How to setup ENV here,You told me we have to set ENV before starting the shell.So what is the file that is invoked before my .Profile file.Suggest me with an example and let me know where should i place my ENV variable(in which file/Dir)

Thanks for all your Help.


Bye
Khan
# 10  
Old 11-06-2007
I assume pdksh (given your last question):

put this entry in the profile of your _login_ shell (check /etc/passwd):

Code:
ENV="/your/file/.env"; export ENV

Then when you type ksh you'll get the file parsed.
# 11  
Old 11-06-2007
There is something that I don't understand: you said
that $SHELL returns /bin/ksh, strange,
if /bin/ksh is your login shell, then the .profile should be parsed ...
Anyway, in your earlier posting you said:
Code:
$more .profile
set -o vi
ENV=".kshrc"

Change it to:

Code:
ENV="$HOME/.kshrc"; export ENV

# 12  
Old 11-06-2007
Help Needed

No it doesn't work.The excercise done

$more .profile
set -o vi
ENV="$HOME/.kshrc"

$more .kshrc
export PS1='khan'
export NODE=$(uname -n)
export TEST='SQL >'

$echo $TEST
SQL >

$echo $NODE
localhost.localdomain

$echo $PS1
$


if i try using this command as you told earlier,i am getting the expected prompt.but i want this prompt as soon as i login to the system.

$ksh -l
khan

$


Pls. help me out.

Thanks Khan
# 13  
Old 11-06-2007
Still not working

Is anyone there........??? To Help me Out.
# 14  
Old 11-06-2007
Post the output from the following commands:

Code:
echo $KSH_VERSION
fgrep "$USER" /etc/passwd
cat /etc/profile
cat "$HOME"/.profile
set

And also:
Code:
ls -la "$HOME"


Last edited by radoulov; 11-06-2007 at 04:13 PM..

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