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

From: Brooks Davis <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:28:37 UTC
On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 10:36:45AM +0200, 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.

Think we should switch in 14+.

My main argument is that shell one-liners in documentation are almost
always written in Bourne syntax.  I believe the fact that we're an
outlier is confusing the sort of new users we hope to attract with
thinks like Raspberry-pi and cloud images.  As a long-time user, it even
trips me up when I do some work on a FreeBSD box after spending most of
my time on other systems.

-- Brooks