Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 30 12:39:17 UTC 2020

On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:27:58 +0200, Per Hedeland wrote:
> On 2020-06-30 11:43, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:44:34 +0530
> > Manish Jain <bourne.identity at> wrote:
> >
> >> It is often unnoticed that FreeBSD has a mirror of the root user
> >> appropriately named toor (whose shell can be anything).
> >
> > 	Traditionally root ran /bin/csh and toor ran /bin/sh to keep both
> > BSD and AT&T trained sysadmins happy, it really doesn't matter what login
> > shell root uses at work we use zsh, at home I use bash but you could even
> > use mc or vshnu.
> >
> > 	However the OP was concerned about the prompt (which many people
> > have correctly said involves setting PS1) rather than the shell.
> Yes, PS1 is what to set for /bin/sh and its relatives (e.g. bash,
> zsh), but it has no effect for csh/tcsh - there you need to set
> 'prompt' (and the "formatting sequences" are also different). And it
> seems the OP was primarily interested in root's prompt (i.e. csh by
> default).

The first message says that the prompt character is $, which would
not be the case (per default) if the C shell was chosen; so the
case probably is related to "shell changed from C shell to sh",
rather than "the dog ate my configuration files". ;-)

The command to use here is "chsh".

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