Why ~/.profile file is ignored by bash shell?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • When bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a non-interactive shell with the --login option, it ignores ~/.profile file.
  • File ~/.profile is not read by bash shell when invoked.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Bash

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