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Re: ~/.zshenv or ~/.zprofile
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- From: Wayne Davison <wayned@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: ~/.zshenv or ~/.zprofile
- Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 10:57:10 -0700
- Cc: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <1030804060015.ZM15706@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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I'd like to change the StartupFiles/zshenv file so that it doesn't
recommend setting the "path". How about something like the attached
--- StartupFiles/zshenv 25 Mar 2001 23:41:02 -0000 1.2
+++ StartupFiles/zshenv 7 Sep 2003 17:54:42 -0000
@@ -1,20 +1,18 @@
-# Generic .zshenv file for zsh 2.7
+# Generic .zshenv file for zsh
-# .zshenv is sourced on all invocations of the
-# shell, unless the -f option is set. It should
-# contain commands to set the command search path,
-# plus other important environment variables.
-# .zshenv should not contain commands that product
-# output or assume the shell is attached to a tty.
+# .zshenv is sourced on ALL invocations of the shell, unless the -f option is
+# set. It should NOT contain commands to set the command search path, or other
+# important environment variables unless you really know what you're doing.
+# E.g. running "PATH=/custom/path gdb program" sources this file (when gdb runs
+# the program via $SHELL), so you don't want to override a custom environment
+# in such cases. Note also that .zshenv should not contain commands that
+# product output or assume the shell is attached to a tty.
# THIS FILE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED AS /etc/zshenv, NOR WITHOUT EDITING
return 0 # Remove this line after editing this file as appropriate
-path=($path /usr/ucb /usr/bin /usr/etc)
-path=($path ~ .)
+# This kludge makes sure that certain /etc/z* files can't set aliases for rm,
+# mv, etc. Just be sure to put "unalias alias" in your own rc file(s).
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