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Why is there a .bash_profile and .bashrc, they seem to do the same thing? [duplicate]

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Confused about setting environment variables

I've been trying to set some environment variables for hours and it does not work grml Here the setting: I use Debian 6 and there the terminal from the desktop. In this window, I type "su" to login ...
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Where do I initialize my environment when the shell loads?

I am using bash shell and have content in my .bashrc. When Terminal app opens (on my mac), this file however is not initialized. I am always able to manually . ./.bashrc, however i'd rather not have ...
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When does mac/ubuntu use .bash_profile and/or .bashrc? [duplicate]

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Bash shell: how to reconcile portable configuration files and GUI terminal start-up types (login or interactive)?

In an attempt to "properly" implement a standard configuration of my preferred shell, bash, for use across multiple platforms, I've come across some confusion when dealing with terminals that are ...
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Open gnome terminal programmatically and execute commands after bashrc was executed

For starting my dev environment I wrote a little script. One part is to open a gnome terminal with several tabs where automatically some commands should be executed. Some of those commands depend on ...

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