chsh - change your login shell
is used to change your login shell. If a shell is not given on the
command line, chsh
prompts for one.
supports non-local entries (kerberos, LDAP, etc.) if linked with
libuser, otherwise use ypchsh
or any other implementation
for non-local entries.
- -s, --shell shell
- Specify your login shell.
- -l, --list-shells
- Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and
- -h, --help
- Display help text and exit.
- -v, --version
- Display version information and exit.
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
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.
Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command syntax
was not valid.
, login.defs(5), passwd(5)
Salvatore Valente <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The chsh command is part of the util-linux package and is available from