On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 10:12:14AM -0400, Steve Petersen wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Is there something I don't get about having an unusual home directory
> like /var/lib/pgsql for the postgres user (in the RPM installation of
> pgsql)? I like to start postmaster manually, but I don't like to type
> the data directory each time. So I tried exporting EDITOR and PGDATA
> env variables in postgres's .bashrc (in /var/lib/pgsql), but it doesn't
> work. If I type '. .bashrc' before typing 'postmaster', though, it
> works fine. What gives?
On login, bash runs your .bash_profile, which should then call
.bashrc. .bash_profile is called only on login, but .bashrc is called each
time a term is launched. So put those into .bash_profile. Other terms will
To make sure .bash_profile is called when you su to postgres, do it with a
- in the command line:
su - postgres
This forces bash to execute .bash_profile and do some other things as
though you had just logged in.
The gory details are at: "man bash".
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