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As the title suggests I am asking about the main differences between .bashrc and /etc/profile. What I know is that .bashrc is a shell script that runs on login(I guess). And I know /etc/profile runs on ssh login or terminal login I also guess. Could someone please steer me in the right direction here?

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I think this answer sums it up nicely:

From man bash:



When bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a
non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and
executes commands from the file /etc/profile, if that file exists.
After reading that file, it looks for ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login,
and ~/.profile, in that order, and reads and executes commands from
the first one that exists and is readable. The --noprofile option may
be used when the shell is started to inhibit this behavior.


When an interactive shell that is not a login shell is started, bash
reads and executes commands from ~/.bashrc, if that file exists. This
may be inhibited by using the --norc option. The --rcfile file option
will force bash to read and execute commands from file instead of

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