What's the point of the shell choice in single user mode?

RW fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Fri Nov 30 22:47:00 PST 2007

On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 04:44:27 +0000
John Murphy <freebsd001 at freeode.co.uk> wrote:

> I've just successfully done the world and kernel upgrade from 7 beta2
> to beta3. I've always had a mergemaster phobia, but it didn't seem too
> bad this time. I thought I'd broken it after choosing /bin/tcsh as my
> shell in single user mode. It grumbled about termcap (I think) and
> then gave me a "simple shell" with a % prompt.
> ...
> I'll know to always accept the suggested /bin/sh in future, but I was
> wondering if the only reason a choice of a different shell is offered
> is to scare the unwary.

Selecting /bin/[t]csh always works for me.

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