Shell help needed

Adam Auden adam at
Thu Oct 11 11:38:21 BST 2007

On 10/11/07, David Cantrell <david at> wrote:

> I'm ever so embarrassed to have to ask this, but I have a script which
> sshes to another machine, starts a screen(1) on it, does some stuff, and
> then leaves me at a shell prompt.  That stuff is failing because the
> $PATH isn't set correctly:
> $ ssh -t "screen -S foo /usr/local/bin/bash -c 'echo
>     $PATH;/usr/local/bin/bash'"
> $PATH here doesn't contain any of the customisations in my .profile or
> .bashrc.  And no combination of -i or -l when I invoke bash seems to do
> the job.  Help?

screen will start you with a login shell if you specify

shell -$SHELL

in your screenrc file.  If you don't have this specified it defaults
to $SHELL.  screen only gives you a login shell if the command
specified starts with a -.



Adam Auden - UNIX Metal Geek

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