When bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a non-interactive shell with the
–login option, it first reads and executes commands from the file /etc/profile, if that file
exists. After reading that file, it looks for ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, and ~/.profile,
in that order, and reads and executes commands from the first one that exists and is readable.
The --noprofile option may be used when the shell is started to inhibit this behavior.
When an interactive shell that is not a login shell is started, bash reads and executes com‐
mands from ~/.bashrc, if that file exists. This may be inhibited by using the --norc option.
The --rcfile file option will force bash to read and execute commands from file instead of
I believe the problem is that you’re not invoking bash as a login shell. You should modify
~/.bashrc instead of