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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 is used to change local entries only. Use ypchsh, lchsh or any other implementation
for non-local entries.
-s, --shell shell
Specify your login shell.
Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.
Print a usage message and exit.
Print 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
login(1), passwd(5), shells(5)
Salvatore Valente <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The chsh command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.ker-
util-linux July 2009 CHSH(1)
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