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How to change root's .profile settings

As a regular (non-root) user on Unix servers I'm accustomed to changing my .profile file to set paths that I frequently use, etc.

I am trying to learn unix and set up a test server running SunOS 5.8. When I login as root I don't see a .profile file that belongs to root wherein I could change the default shell, path variables, etc.

What am I missing? How do I create the file, or is it somewhere I'm not looking in?

Thanks!
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there might be a default .profile in /etc that is read when root logs in. also, you can just do touch .profile in roots home dir then edit it to your liking. you may have to source it for it to take effect, or else just log out then log back in.
 

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