[CentOS] bash_logout

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Wed Apr 1 16:31:24 UTC 2009

Paul A wrote on Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:12:06 -0400:

> If I create a file ~/.bash_logout file it gets executed when the user logs
> out but when I create a system wide /etc/bash_logout it doesn't work.
> Not what the issue is since I couldn't find anything on that.

AFAIK, there is no basic mechanism that tells to read /etc/bash_whatever for 
each user. For instance if you look in the default ~/.bashrc you will see 

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
    . /etc/bashrc

You have to do it the same way with bash_logout.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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