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chsh



SYNOPSIS

       chsh [-s shell] [-l] [-q] [-u] [-v] [user]


DESCRIPTION

       chsh  is  used  to  change the user login shell.  A normal
       user may  only  change  the  login  shell  for  their  own
       account, the super user may change the login shell for any
       account.

       If a shell is not given on the command line, chsh operates
       in  an  interactive  fashion,  prompting the user with the
       current login shell.  Enter the new value  to  change  the
       field,  or  leave the line blank to use the current value.
       Enter none to remove the current value.  The current value
       is displayed between a pair of [ ] marks.

       The  only  restrictions  placed on the login shell is that
       the command name must be listed in /etc/shells, unless the
       invoker  is  the  super-user,  and  then  any value may be
       added.  An account with a restricted login shell  may  not
       change their login shell.

       This version of chsh is able to change the shell of local,
       NIS, NIS+ and LDAP accounts , if the permissions allow it.


OPTIONS

       -s, --shell
              Specify your login shell.

       -l, --list-shells
              Print  the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and
              exit.

       -q, --quite
              Don't be verbose.

       -u, --usage
              Print a usage message and exit.

           --help
              Print a more verbose help text and exit.

       -v, --version
              Print version information and exit.


FILES

       /etc/passwd - user account information
       /etc/shells - list of valid login shells


SEE ALSO

       chfn(1), passwd(5), shells(5)

  




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