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Lightbulb Where can I read about the difference between "..profile" and ".profile"


I know from reading O Riley's Classic Shell Scripting' that the .profile file is " the shells configuration file" but I am unable to find a reference to what "..profile" means. I have searched on the net, Sams Teach Yourself Unix, Unix Visual Quickstart Guide and Linux in a Nutshell. I have look through a few man pages, also.

The context is a worksheet I was given by a friend who once learnt unix by reading manuals in which the question 'what is .profile' and what is '..profile'? is asked. I don't want to be told what it is, but if someone could point me to the appropriate resource or explain how they would research it I would be very grateful.



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Originally Posted by zorrokan
I don't want to be told what it is.

However, have considered it may be a mistake?
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it is by mistake i hope.

it should be
. .profile

.command is used to execute the .profile file.


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