bash as my default shell

Hi,

Could someone please tell me as to what should I add in my .profile inorder to make my default shell as bash.

Regards,
Anand
anandabrataAsked:
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shivsaCommented:
the bext way will be to change the shell in /etc/passwd entry. default shell is provided there.

otherwise just add
bash
line to your .profile and whenever u login .profile will run and make the shell bash to u.
but this is just workaround.

best way to change in /etc/passwd file.
man chsh
gheistCommented:
first you need to add
/usr/local/bin/bash2
to /etc/shells or equivalent
then use chsh or chfn and change shell
never hurt root this way

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glassdCommented:
Try running the command:

usermod -s /bin/bash <username>
ahoffmannCommented:
gheist and glassd gave valid suggestions, depending on your flaviour of UNIX.
If none works, you may use ~/.profile too, but that's tricky, sometimes, somehow
 1. chsh -s /usr/bin/bash $USER
 2. usermod -s /usr/bin/bash $USER
 3. exec /usr/bin/bash  # as very first command in your ~/.profile, but you need to enshure that it will not end in an infinite loop
Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Enter this into your own .profile:

if [ -x /usr/bin/bash ] ; then
    SHELL=/usr/bin/bash       export SHELL
fi

# this is needed if running CDE ot the like:
[ ! "$DT" ] && exec $SHELL
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