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Re: login: no shell: /bin/bash: Permission denied

Corinna Vinschen <> writes:

>> ?  But it worked anyway, so it seems.  This is on a fresh, curr cygwin
>> install.
> No, it didn't work.
> The problem you're seeing results from your inability to change
> the user context.  You can't do it, your account doesn't have the
> permission.

Ok, thanks, you're right:

    fred@ABBICCI ~$ login root
    Last login: Tue Mar  5 23:27:42 on tty2
    You are successfully logged in to this server!!!
    login: no shell: /bin/bash: Permission denied
    fred@ABBICCI ~$ id
    uid=1009(fred) gid=513(Geen)

>  That's normal.

Hmm, so much for google.  You adviced to use login before,

have things changed since then?

> See /usr/doc/Cygwin/login.README.

  Under NT/2K/XP, login(1) is _not_ supposed to work on the command line
  to change user context!  Though you're able to tweak user permissions
  to get login(1) working that way, that's NOT officially supported.
Ok, so how *do* you change user context?


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