On Friday 22 March 2002 15:33, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> How standard is /etc/environment? What reads it and when?
> Does it apply to bash/csh/zsh etc?
/etc/environment is an artefact of a PAM module (pam_env.so) which can
be invoked by anything using PAM (which should cover all the methods
of accessing a system).
The pam_env.so on my Debian box is referenced by the cron, kde, login,
ssh and uucp PAM setups.
It's not used by the shells themselves; they only read their
respective startup scripts.
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