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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

chsh

Synopsis

                  chsh [options] [username]

Change your login shell, either interactively or on the command line. Warn if shell does not exist in /etc/shells. Specify the full path to the shell. chsh prompts for your password. Only a privileged user can change another user’s shell.

Options

-l, --list-shells

Print valid shells, as listed in /etc/shells, and then exit.

-s shell, --shell shell

Specify new login shell.

-u, --help

Print help message and then exit.

-v, --version

Print version information and then exit.

Example

                  chsh -s /bin/tcsh

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