CHSH(1) User Commands CHSH(1)NAMEchsh - change your login shell
SYNOPSISchsh [-s shell] [-l] [-u] [-v] [username]
DESCRIPTIONchsh 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
OPTIONS-s, --shell shell
Specify your login shell.
Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.
Display help text and exit.
Display version information and exit.
VALID SHELLSchsh will accept the full pathname of any executable file on the sys‐
tem. 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
Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command
syntax was not valid.
SEE ALSOlogin(1), passwd(5), shells(5)AUTHOR
Salvatore Valente <email@example.com>
The chsh command is part of the util-linux package and is available
util-linux July 2009 CHSH(1)