CHSH(1)                         User Commands                        CHSH(1)


chsh – change your login shell


chsh [-s shell] [-l] [-u] [-v] [username]


chsh is used to change your login shell.  If a shell is not given on
the command line, chsh prompts for one.

chsh supports non-local entries (kerberos, LDAP, etc.) if linked with
libuser, otherwise use ypchsh, lchsh or any other implementation for
non-local entries.


-s, –shell shell
Specify your login shell.

-l, –list-shells
Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.

-u, –help
Display help text and exit.

-v, –version
Display version information and exit.


chsh will accept the full pathname of any executable file on the
system.  However, it will issue a warning if the shell is not listed
in the /etc/shells file.  On the other hand, it can also be
configured such that it will only accept shells listed in this file,
unless you are root.


Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or
command syntax was not valid.


login(1), passwd(5), shells(5)


Salvatore Valente <[email protected]>


The chsh command is part of the util-linux package and is available


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util-linux                        July 2014                          CHSH(1)


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