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how to make sshd start a shell other than bash when I log in?
- From: Andrew Schulman <schulman dot andrew at epa dot gov>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:22:38 -0400
- Subject: how to make sshd start a shell other than bash when I log in?
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My regular shell is fish. To make local terminals run fish instead of bash when
I start them, I set
in my desktop environment. This works fine: I start MinTTY, and fish starts.
But when I log into that same host by sshd, bash starts, not fish (since sshd
doesn't have access to my desktop environment variables). How can I configure
either my ssh client or the ssh server to start fish instead of bash?
On a Linux host, sshd will start the user's default shell, as recorded in
/etc/passwd and set by chsh. But in Cygwin we don't have those.
On the client I know I could run e.g.
ssh host /usr/bin/fish --login
but I don't want to have to do that every time, and there doesn't seem to be a
way to set it in ssh_config.
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