Re: bash files

Subject: Re: bash files
From: Phil Kirschner (
Date: Fri Apr 21 2000 - 17:59:16 MDT

Thanks Jim. I added some generic .bashrc and .bash_profile files to the
/etc/skel directory, but that does not fix the cron problem. Cron is
looking for vi in /usr/usb/vi. That directory is not created by anything on
the install of CS1.2. Is there someway to change what cron looks for? Is
there some config file I don't know about?


A typical class at Washington University: show up, get rid of your homework, get new homework, leave.

> From: Jim Cole <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 17:30:35 -0600 (MDT) > To: YDL List <> > Subject: Re: bash files > > Phil Kirschner's bits of Fri, 21 Apr 2000 translated to: > >> Hey all. I just created a new user in CS1.2 yesterday, which was only going >> to run one thing out of a cron job. Anyway, when I did a 'crontab -e', it >> said: >> >> no crontab for myuser - using an empty one >> /bin/shL /usr/ucb/vi: No such file or directory >> crontab: "/user/ucb/vi" exited with status 127 >> >> This led me to believe that something was amiss with the environment >> variables, and that is when I noticed that the user I created did not have a >> ..bashrc file, nor a .bash_profile file in its directory. I found that to be >> a little odd. >> >> Is there some reason that these files are not getting created? > > The cron error is a problem with the environment, as you suspected. > Specifically, you need to make sure either EDITOR or VISUAL is set > appropriately. Looks like the default config leaves them unset. > > As for user .bashrc and .bash_profile, I think that part is just left > to the administrator or user. If they don't exist, you just get the > default settings in /etc/profile and /etc/bashrc. If you want something > installed automatically when a new user is created, generate the files > and add them to /etc/skel > > Jim >

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