FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-i386 will changing root shell break
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Fri Jan 9 18:51:59 PST 2009
At 2:09 PM -0800 1/4/09, David Christensen wrote:
>I have changed the root shell to Bash on another machine I use as a CVS
>server and haven't noticed any issues yet, but I've been wondering if
>I'm setting myself up for problems by doing so.
>Does anybody know if it's okay to change the root shell on FreeBSD
What I do is add the following lines to /root/.login :
if ($?prompt) then
if ( -x /usr/local/bin/bash ) then
# echo "Switching to bash"
setenv SHELL /usr/local/bin/bash
exec /usr/local/bin/bash -login
I've been doing this for at least 10 years. I haven't had any
problems with it, but Your Mileage Might Vary.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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