When I open Konsole the settings in .profile are not executed, and it means the ~/bin is not added to the PATH.

Is there a way to get Konsole to do that?

PS. Is there a way to tell whether Konsole is running bash or dash


These files: .profile or .bash_profile are executed by the command interpreter only for login shells. See what is Difference between Login Shell and Non-Login Shell?

To execute, for example, .profile file in your konsole after you open it, run the following command:

source ~/.profile


. ~/.profile

These commands are equivalent and they source/execute the code from inside of ~/.profile file.

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  • Is there a way to get Konsole to execute the required commands every time I run it? – vfclists Nov 13 '13 at 9:31
  • @vfclists To source ~/.profile in your ~/.bashrc file will be wrong, because ~/.profile is sourcing ~/.bashrc. But, when you log in graphically, ~/.profile will be specifically sourced, so any change that you make in this file will take effect next time when you log in. Only if you don't want to logging out and in again you have to run source ~/.profile every time when you open Konsole. – Radu Rădeanu Nov 13 '13 at 10:09
  • The problem is although ~/.profile may be executed for the graphical shell the settings in it don't get passed on to new instances of Konsole so I will be to place those commands directly in .bashrc then. – vfclists Nov 13 '13 at 11:29
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    in Settings -> Edit Current Profile -> General -> Command, change to: /bin/bash -l – SSJ_GZ Aug 10 '14 at 7:27
  • @SSJ_GZ I wonder why this is not the default – Carson Reinke Dec 19 '16 at 14:52

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