Name

chsh — change your login shell

Synopsis

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

DESCRIPTION

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

chsh is used to change local entries only. Use ypchsh, lchsh or any other implementation for non-local entries.

OPTIONS

−s, −−shell shell

Specify your login shell.

−l, −−list−shells

Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.

−u, −−help

Print a usage message and exit.

−v, −−version

Print 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.

EXIT STATUS

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

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

Salvatore Valente <svalente@mit.edu>

AVAILABILITY

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


 chsh.1 -- change your login shell
 (c) 1994 by salvatore valente <svalenteathena.mit.edu>

 this program is free software.  you can redistribute it and
 modify it under the terms of the gnu general public license.
 there is no warranty.

 $Author: faith $
 $Revision: 1.1 $
 $Date: 1995/03/12 01:28:58 $