change your login shell
chsh [-s shell] [-l] [-h] [-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.
- -h, --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.
The default behavior for non-root users is to accept only shells listed in the /etc/shells file, and issue a warning for root user. It can also be configured at compile-time to only issue a warning for all users.
Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command syntax was not valid.
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The chsh command is part of the util-linux package and is available from https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.