On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 11:28:42AM +0200, Axel D?rfler wrote: > Stefano Ceccherini <stefano.ceccherini@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > 2010/8/16 <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>: > > > Log: > > > Explicitly start bash when opening a new tab, since other shells > > > may not > > > handle the "--login" option. > > This isn't correct, though. > > Definitely. > > > One should open the user selected shell. The login option could be > > added in case it's bash. > > What's the exact purpose of the --login, anyway? http://www.faqs.org/docs/bashman/bashref_63.html#SEC63 It makes bash read /etc/profile instead of ~/.bashrc . This is specific to bash, so it has likely nothing to do in Terminal.