Root shell

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sun Mar 1 08:11:58 PST 2009

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Daniel Lannstrom <op at> wrote:
> Why is this not a good idea? The only reason I can think of it that you
> want your root shell on the root hard drive. As many system use a
> separate partition for /usr and that bash installs to /usr/local/bin per
> default I can see how that can cause troubles. But are there any other
> reasons? Unstability in bash? Unexpected behaivor causing more harm in a
> root shell?

This explains one of the reasons not to change root's shell:

Glen Barber

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