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