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Old 06-30-2008
MySQL How to Start a Shell as Login shell instead of ordinary shell


I tried with bash --login option. but the output is

siva:~$ bash --login

is there any way to make the shell ask for user id and password ( and login as different user instead of using sudo / su )

Thx in advance
# 2  
Old 06-30-2008
/etc/passwd has an entry for your login shell. You should not edit /etc/passwd, rather start by reading the man page for passwd for your system. Some systems support something with syntax like
passwd -e /bin/someshell

# 3  
Old 06-30-2008
sorry it did not worked out.


passwd -e <account>

makes the password expiry of that account.

# 4  
Old 07-01-2008
chsh might work on some systems

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