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Re: login shell in passwd ignored
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: kynn at panix dot com
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 14:41:18 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: login shell in passwd ignored
- References: <200411181903.iAIJ3fU29511@panix3.panix.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 18 Nov 2004, kynn wrote:
> I have changed the login shell info for my username in /etc/passwd
> from /bin/bash to /usr/bin/zsh, and when I login, the SHELL
> environment variable reflects this change, but even after restarting
> the machine, my login shell is still /bin/bash.
> What must I do to have /usr/bin/zsh be the default shell?
What exactly do you mean by "login"? If you connect to your machine
remotely via inetd or sshd, the /etc/passwd entry should be honored. If
you mean "clicking on the Cygwin icon", that launches the batch file
/Cygwin.bat, which has the shell (bash) hard-coded in it. If you want it
to launch a different shell, simply edit the batch file.
|\ _,,,---,,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ email@example.com
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
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