chsh



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  sys-
       tem.   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)

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