CHSH(1) User Commands CHSH(1)
chsh - change your login shell
chsh [-s shell] [-l] [-u] [-v] [username]
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.
-s, --shell shell
Specify your login shell.
Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.
Print a usage message and exit.
Print version information and exit.
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
Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command
syntax was not valid.
login(1), passwd(5), shells(5)
Salvatore Valente <[email protected]>
The chsh command is part of the util-linux package and is available
util-linux July 2009 CHSH(1)