Why doesn't /etc/bash.bash_logout work in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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Issue

  • Upstream BASH has a feature that allows you to create a global bash_logout file, named /etc/bash.bash_logout; however, this has been disabled in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Why? When can it be enabled?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    • bash versions prior to bash-3.2-32.el5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • bash versions prior to bash-4.1.2-14.el6

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