chsh

change your login shell

TLDR

Change shell

>_ chsh -s [path/to/shell_binary] [username]
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SYNOPSIS

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

EXIT STATUS

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

AVAILABILITY

The chsh command is part of the util-linux package and is available from https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

-s,--shellshell 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.

VALID SHELLS

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.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

Salvatore Valente <svalente@mit.edu>

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