I’ve seen lots about
strace on the Internet (erm, jvns.ca). I decided to
strace some things.
I’d previously attempted to remap caps lock to escape on Ubuntu. I added
setxkbmap -option caps:swapescape to
~/.profile. At the time I
sourced the file with the expectation that future logins would also apply the mapping.
However, I noticed that after a restart it was back to caps lock :(
~/.profile “This file is not read by bash(1), if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login exists.”
Neither of those files exist.
I’ve got a new tool! I can
strace bash to see if it’s actually reading
~/.profile for configuration.
jmuia@jmuia:~$ strace -f -e open bash
I saw some familiar startup files, like
.bashrc, but no
So I’ve confirmed it wasn’t reading
Turns out I need to learn a bit about login shells (which was actually mentioned in