setting the startup shell to ksh
Posted on 2004-09-16
now we are talking about this same .profile stuff as other posts of mine (like the knoppix one)
okay.. now i don't know if it is easy to reference that material for you guys so i guess i better
be sure to carefully describe things clearly.
i have learned, that in order for the .profile or .bash_profile to werk properly, that the
startup shell must be ksh or bash (umm.. for the fucntions i want and we won't go into
or maybe we will .bash_profile is for bash obviously.. or at least that is what you would
in my othere thingies i was talking about either using localhost on a samba netwerk or a server called
unicorn or a localhost on a laptop but now i am talking about a fourth sitch, i.e. the libra server..
the main server for SFSU.
here is a command line snippet:
libra% stty erase
libra% grep $USER /etc/passwd
oh i fergot
libra% man chsh
No manual entry for chsh.
okay.. now is it going to be impossible to make it so my entry in /etc/passwd is going to
be ksh instead of csh? i thought you could do it with the chsh command with the
right option. i called the admins they said they don't "customize" so am i up
a creek here or is there an out?