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
-s, –shell shell
Specify your login shell.
Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.
Display help text and exit.
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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