/etc/login.defs what are
ENV_SUPATH used for?
# REQUIRED The default PATH settings, for superuser and normal users. # # (they are minimal, add the rest in the shell startup files) ENV_SUPATH PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin ENV_PATH PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
They seem to default to the same exact initial path values that I have for
/etc/profilein Debian Jessie.
In man it says very briefly what login.defs is used for. This page says a bit more.
ENV_PATH don't appear to be connected or dependent on one another, or if they are it's not obvious to me how one depends on the other.
Do I need to update my bash system paths in both of these two places? Or is there a way to have paths defined in only one place, and to refer to this master path value?
Or perhaps are these just used as a default in the case that
PATH is missing? ... So they don't really matter that much ???