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       sysprofile - modular centralized shell configuration


       sysprofile  is a generic approach to configure shell settings in a modular and centralized
       way mostly aimed at avoiding work for lazy sysadmins.  It has only  been  tested  to  work
       with the bash shell.

       It  basically consists of the small /etc/sysprofile shell script which invokes other small
       shell scripts having  a  .bash  suffix  which  are  contained  in  the  /etc/sysprofile.d/
       directory.   The  system  administrator can drop in any script he wants without any naming
       convention other than that the scripts need to have a .bash  suffix  to  enable  automagic
       sourcing by /etc/sysprofile.

       This  mechanism  is  set up by inserting a small shell routine into /etc/profile for login
       shells and optionally into /etc/bashrc and/or /etc/bash.bashrc for non-login  shells  from
       where the actual /etc/sysprofile script is invoked:

           if [ -f /etc/sysprofile ]; then
                   . /etc/sysprofile

       For   using   "sysprofile"   under   X11,  one  can  source  it  in  a  similar  way  from
       /etc/X11/Xsession or your X display manager's Xsession file  to  provide  the  same  shell
       environment    as    under   the   console   in   X11.    See   the   example   files   in
       /usr/share/doc/sysprofile/ for illustration.

       For usage of terminal emulators with a non-login bash shell under X11, take care to enable
       sysprofile  via /etc/bash.bashrc.  If not set this way, your terminal emulators won't come
       up with the environment defined by the scripts in /etc/sysprofile.d/.

       Users not wanting /etc/sysprofile to be sourced for their environment can  easily  disable
       it's  automatic  mechanism.   It  can  be disabled by simply creating an empty file called
       $HOME/.nosysprofile in the user's home directory using e.g. the touch(1) command.

       Any single configuration file in /etc/sysprofile.d/ can  be  overridden  by  any  user  by
       creating  a  private $HOME/.sysprofile.d/ directory which may contain a user's own version
       of any configuration file to be sourced instead of the system default.   It's  names  have
       just  to match exactly the system's default /etc/sysprofile.d/ configuration files.  Empty
       versions of these files contained  in  the  $HOME/.sysprofile.d/  directory  automatically
       disable sourcing of the system wide version.

       Naturally,  users  can  add  and  include  their  own  private  script  inventions  to  be
       automagically executed by /etc/sysprofile at login time.


       There are no options other than those dictated by shell conventions.  Anything is  defined
       within the configuration scripts themselves.


       The README files and configuration examples contained in /etc/sysprofile.d/ and the manual
       pages bash(1), xdm(1x), xdm.options(5),  and  wdm(1x).   Recommended  further  reading  is
       everything related with shell programming.

       If  you  need  a similar mechanism for executing code at logout time check out the related
       package syslogout(8) which is a very close companion to sysprofile.


       sysprofile in its current form is mainly restricted to bash(1)  syntax.   In  fact  it  is
       actually   a  rather  embarrassing quick and dirty hack than anything else - but it works.
       It  serves the practical need to enable a centralized bash configuration  until  something
       better  becomes  available.   Your  constructive criticism in making  this  into something
       better" is very welcome.  Before i forget to mention it: we take patches... ;-)


       sysprofile was developed by Paul Seelig <> specifically for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux  system.   Feel free to port it to and use it anywhere else under the conditions
       of either the GNU public license or the BSD license or both.  Better yet, please  help  to
       make it into something more worthwhile than it currently is.