blfs book -suggested /etc/profile

Sam Barnett-Cormack s.barnett-cormack at
Tue Jul 15 06:04:17 PDT 2003

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Linux wrote:

> Hi
> I have used the suggested /etc/profile in the ver4.1 blfs book however it does not appear to like something and the $PATH is not set accordingly.
> When logging in it shows [: missing ']' after the other login stuff, which would indicate to me that bash thinks there is a missing ] in the code somewhere.

I don't have that problem, but for me it doesn't correctly show
superuser shells (with a # instead of a $ at the end) - anyone know how
to fix this?


Sam Barnett-Cormack
Software Developer                           |  Student of Physics & Maths
UK Mirror Service (  |  Lancaster University
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