bash - superuser
tom at vilot.com
Mon Dec 20 07:22:37 PST 2004
>Using a shell not contained in the root filesystem can cause problems
>even when not in single user mode. There are enough examples in the archives.
Admittedly, I'm still a bit of a noob, but I can't stand any shell but
>>I really don't get what the problem is with this 'sh is on the root' argument.
>>Using bash is a lot more productive for many people, so why not let them use it?
>No problem for people to be productive with bash or whatever shell they
>prefer. Just not for root. You should not even use the root account unless
Ya mean like ...
... editing /etc/rc.conf
... installing a port or package
... updating the ports tree and/or running portupgrade
... configuring the firewall
... backing up the file system
... checking /var/log files for attempts at cracking
... reading root's email
... rsyncing to a remote server
I would be curious how I could do any of the above as someone other than
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