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Basic .profile setup

As a brand new user, I need to setup my .profile Here's what I have:

# User Profile zapservices 10/4/2005
# ###############################
export ORACLE_SID=S8DEV
export PS_BASE=/usr/local/psft
export PS_ENV=prdsfs
export PS_LOGDIR=$PS_BASE/log/$PS_ENV
export PS_OUTDIR=$PS_BASE/output/$PS_ENV
export PS_WORKSPACE=$PS_BASE
export SQRDEV=/appl/psft/dev/kct/sa800/sqr
export SQRTST=/appl/psft/tst/kct/sa800/sqr
PS1='S8DEV..dbux18:$PWD> '
set PATH=$PATH:/usr/homes/myhome/sqlldr:/appl/oracle/product/9.2.0/bin
# ###############################
# End of profile

When I log in using putty, the cursor position is at the beginning of the prompt line (instead of the end) and the variables are not set correctly. If you use the export command at the prompt, all variables are shown but each of these begin with the " (double quotes) symbol. But, I can paste these into putty at the command line and it works just fine. I have created this .profile in notepad and vi thinking it might contain hiddened characters... no luck.

Thanks in advance.
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Dunno about yours, but all my prompts have double quotes when defining PS1.

also, sourcing your .profile might help.

# . ./profile

or set -x in your .profile to check it out.

Regarding your exports, I might troubleshoot them by making a separate line for the export after each variable is set, just to check it for syntax.
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.profile settings

Thanks for your prompt reply. I get a bad command error after entering the set -x in the .profile file. ?
 

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