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5.10. Login xterms and rxvts

If you want your xterm or rxvt to run a login shell (Section 3.4), give it the -ls flag, or put a line like one of the following in your X resource file (Section 6.5):

xterm*loginShell: true  ...for xterm
XTerm*loginShell: true  ...for xterm or rxvt
Rxvt*loginShell:  true  ...for rxvt

Once you've defined the appropriate resource, you can get a nonlogin shell (which is otherwise the default) with xterm +ls.

--JP and SJC

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