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I accidentally deleted my ~/.bash_profile, and want to know which apps will go down. What most common apps (development apps) use this file?

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Generally, none of them should use it, since it is a bash-related file, and it won't be sourced/loaded if another shell is used.

Be sure to add the following line to a new ~/.bash_profile:

[[ -s "$HOME/.profile" ]] && source "$HOME/.profile" # Loads the default .profile

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