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Re: All login shells are interactive?

alnesbit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> That's what the FAQ says, but I don't understand how this can be true.
> Surely you can have a non-interactive login shell, like, say
>     zsh -l -c 'echo Non-interactive login shell'


% zsh -l -c '[[ -o interactive ]] && print I am interactive
quote> [[ -o login ]] && print I am a login shell'
I am a login shell

and it sources /etc/zlogin and .zlogin, too.  The manual never actually
defines the term `login shell', but in practice it's tied to the option.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0WH, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 692070

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