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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for chsh (redhat section 1)

CHSH(1) 						      Linux Reference Manual							   CHSH(1)

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. 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.
OPTIONS
-s, --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.
SEE ALSO
login(1), passwd(5), shells(5)
AUTHOR
Salvatore Valente <svalente@mit.edu> chsh 7 October 1998 CHSH(1)