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

From: Tom Jones <thj_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:54:39 +0100
On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 08:34:58AM -0700, John Baldwin wrote:
> On 9/22/21 1:36 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> > 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!
> 
> I think this is fine.  I would also be fine with either removing 'toor' from the
> default password file or just leaving it as-is for POLA.  (I would probably
> prefer removing it outright.)

I support both of these suggestions, when I first installed FreeBSD
~2006 toor already felt like a strange an anachronism.

- Tom
Received on Wed Sep 22 2021 - 17:54:39 UTC

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