dumb newbie question about file-name completion

Robert Storey y2kbug at ms25.hinet.net
Sun May 25 18:41:03 PDT 2003

On Monday 26 May 2003 06:46, Jerry McAllister wrote:

> > You have probably given the user accounts a shell that doesn't have
> > tab-completion.
> > with the chsh command you can change your shell.
> > (in /etc/master.passwd you can see what shells your users have)
> All true, except that you should not look at /etc/master.passwd
> directly.  (you might go blind!!)    Look at just /etc/passwd instead
> since it is in there and doesn't require you to tamper with more
> secure file.    You can use vipw to set the shells or chsh like
> some others have said.

I'm just wondering, has "chsh" been deprecated for "chpass"? When I tried to 
use chsh, I got an error message. I did a "man chsh" and it brings up the man 
page for chpass. I went ahead and used chpass to change the shell, and that 
worked fine. I'm using FBSD 5.0.


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list