CHSHSection: Linux Reference Manual (1)
Updated: 7 October 1998
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NAMEchsh - change your login shell
SYNOPSISchsh [-s shell] [-l] [-u] [-v] [username]
DESCRIPTIONchsh is used to change your login shell. If a shell is not given on the command line, chsh prompts for one.
VALID SHELLSchsh 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.
- -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.
SEE ALSOlogin(1), passwd(5), shells(5)
AUTHORSalvatore Valente <email@example.com>
AVAILABILITYThe chsh command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
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