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Linux / Unix Command: chsh
Command Library

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 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.  

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)  

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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