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Re: login shell in passwd ignored

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.
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