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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.

       chsh is used to change local entries only. Use  ypchsh,	lchsh  or  any
       other implementation for non-local entries.

OPTIONS
       -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.

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.

EXIT STATUS
       Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command
       syntax was not valid.

SEE ALSO
       login(1), passwd(5), shells(5)

AUTHOR
       Salvatore Valente <[email protected]>

AVAILABILITY
       The chsh command is part of the util-linux  package  and	 is  available
       from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

util-linux			   July 2009			       CHSH(1)