On Friday, November 17, 2017, Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon@orthanc.ca> wrote:

> On Nov 16, 2017, at 2:58 PM, Andy Kosela <akosela@andykosela.com> wrote:
> If you happen to be on Red Hat derived Linux, the easiest way to turn off all this crap is to rename /etc/profile to something like /etc/profile.dist and then populate your own startup scripts.

Better is to install a .profile that begins with 'unalias -a'.  That seems to clean out all the cruft and leave you with a clean slate to build from.

I've just learned to install my own .profile and .env files, and ignore the crap foisted on me by ... whatever ...

Why wasting all the cycles for sourcing all this crap in the first place?  I know we have faster computers now, but still I do not want to load something that is completely unnecessary, just so I can remove it later with 'unalias'.

IMHO it is much cleaner to remove/rename all this, and then start with your own scripts.

I happen to still work a lot on hardware monochrome terminals connected via serial -- it is noticably slower if color information is included in the output...

I always hated color on UNIX.  Monochrome green/amber/white is perfectly fine to me.