bash instead of csh (completely)

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Jun 4 19:56:45 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 08:56:02PM +0200, Stefan Miklosovic wrote:

> Hi list,
> title says it, i would like completely remove csh and install bash
> instead. As far I know, csh is build in system, could I remove it
> manually and install bash (of course, in reverse order :D)

If you are made about that, then just change your shell in 
the /etc/passwd file to  /usr/local/bin/bash   and you
will have bash as your shell.   

There is no particular reason to do so, but you can if you want.

Actually, the csh on FreeBSD is now tcsh and has most of the
cute features added that some people think they have to use bash
for.  Of course, the syntax for commands is still csh style.

> Are there such dependencies on csh? I know that real system scripting
> is done via /bin/sh
> co absence of csh shell should not break system.

You do not want to make bash be the default shell for root.
It should be left  as /bin/sh 


> Am I wrong ?
> Thank you for reply
> Have a nice day
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