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chsh.1 -- change your login shell
(c) 1994 by salvatore valente <svalente@athena.mit.edu>
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= chsh(1)
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:man manual: User Commands
:man source: util-linux {release-version}
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:command: chsh
== NAME
chsh - change your login shell
== SYNOPSIS
*chsh* [*-s* _shell_] [*-l*] [*-h*] [*-v*] [_username_]
== DESCRIPTION
*chsh* is used to change your login shell. If a shell is not given on the command line, *chsh* prompts for one.
*chsh* supports non-local entries (kerberos, LDAP, etc.) if linked with libuser, otherwise use *ypchsh*(1), *lchsh*(1) or any other implementation for non-local entries.
== OPTIONS
*-s*, *--shell* _shell_::
Specify your login shell.
*-l*, *--list-shells*::
Print the list of shells listed in _/etc/shells_ and exit.
*-h*, *--help*::
Display help text and exit.
*-v*, *--version*::
Display version information and exit.
== VALID SHELLS
*chsh* will accept the full pathname of any executable file on the system.
The default behavior for non-root users is to accept only shells listed in the _/etc/shells_ file, and issue a warning for root user. It can also be configured at compile-time to only issue a warning for all users.
== EXIT STATUS
Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command syntax was not valid.
== AUTHORS
mailto:svalente@mit.edu[Salvatore Valente]
== SEE ALSO
*login*(1),
*login.defs*(5),
*passwd*(5),
*shells*(5)
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