Re: [HEADSUP] making /bin/sh the default shell for root

From: Mariusz Zaborski <oshogbo_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 13:03:54 +0200
+1 from me.

On Wed, 22 Sept 2021 at 12:31, Chris Stephan <chris.stephan_at_live.com> wrote:

> I completely agree. It will save me the ‘/bin/sh’ at the beginning of each
> ‘su -‘ session. Also, it will simplify building extra small FreeBSD images,
> allowing an easier removal of ‘csh’.
>
> I use csh from time to time, but I do wish it would take a much more
> explicit action so my brain has switched over to ‘csh mode’. I won’t lie
> that I’ve pasted script into my terminal and spent time troubleshooting why
> the commands didn’t work only to realize I forgot to change to /bin/sh
> first.
>
> Chris Stephan
>
> Sent from FreeBSD
> ________________________________
> From: owner-freebsd-current_at_freebsd.org <owner-freebsd-current_at_freebsd.org>
> on behalf of Baptiste Daroussin <bapt_at_FreeBSD.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:36:45 AM
> To: current_at_freebsd.org <current_at_freebsd.org>; arch_at_FreeBSD.org
> <arch_at_FreeBSD.org>
> Subject: [HEADSUP] making /bin/sh the default shell for root
>
> Hello,
>
> TL;DR: this is not a proposal to deorbit csh from base!!!
>
> For years now, csh is the default root shell for FreeBSD, csh can be
> confusing
> as a default shell for many as all other unix like settled on a bourne
> shell
> compatible interactive shell: zsh, bash, or variant of ksh.
>
> Recently our sh(1) has receive update to make it more user friendly in
> interactive mode:
> * command completion (thanks pstef_at_)
> * improvement in the emacs mode, to make it behave by default like other
> shells
> * improvement in the vi mode (in particular the vi edit to respect $EDITOR)
> * support for history as described by POSIX.
>
> This makes it a usable shell by default, which is why I would like to
> propose to
> make it the default shell for root starting FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE (not
> MFCed)
>
> If no strong arguments has been raised until October 15th, I will make this
> proposal happen.
>
> Again just in case: THIS IS NOT A PROPOSAL TO REMOVE CSH FROM BASE!
>
> Best regards,
> Baptiste
>
>
Received on Wed Sep 22 2021 - 11:03:54 UTC

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