Re: .bash_profile sourced when mvim is invoked
- Hi Ben
Thanks for your response and explanation of bash's startup behaviour.
It is, I agree, braindead. However, I'm determined to stick with this
for a while, rather than running back to zsh as normally happens...
On Jun 27, 9:41 pm, Ben Schmidt <mail_ben_schm...@...> wrote:
> MacVim starts a login shell when it spawns Vim processes, because that's
> what most users expect, and what Terminal.app does when you open a new
> window. The shell MacVim spawns is non-interactive, though, not
> interactive, of course. However, it results in ~/.profile or
> ~/.bash_profile being sourced.
> What a lot of people do is have ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile do things
> they want in all login shells, and have that *also* source ~/.bashrc to
> do things they want only in interactive shells. Something like this:
> if echo $- | grep -q i ; then
> [ -r ~/.bashrc ] && source ~/.bashrc
This works. Thanks for your help.
> Getting ssh logins to do something sane is another nightmare. I have
> code for that if anyone is interested, as well as more extensive code to
> integrate the same kind of behaviour system-wide using /etc/profile and
> so on. Just let me know if you want a copy and I will gather it together
> and send.
That would be useful, thanks. No hurry though, I don't have a problem
this would solve (yet).
> Hope this helps!
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