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difference between /etc/profile and .profile?

What is the difference between /etc/profile and .profile?
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/etc/profile is typically only editable by root.

$HOME/.profile is editable by the user.

both are read during login only.
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/etc/profile is for every user.
.profile is a per user file and belongs in the home directory.
Padow
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Thanks for your reply. But is there any relationship or dependency of these two files?
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nope.
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No dependencies, but note that /etc/profile is read before .profile.
Padow
 

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