CHSH(1) Linux Reference Manual CHSH(1)
NAME chsh - change your login shell
SYNOPSIS chsh [-s shell] [-l] [-u] [-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.
VALID SHELLS chsh will accept the full pathname of any executable file on the sys- tem. However, it will issue a warning if the shell is not listed in the /etc/shells file. On the other hand, it can also be configured such that it will only accept shells listed in this file, unless you are root.
OPTIONS -s, --shell shell Specify your login shell.
-l, --list-shells Print the list of shells listed in /etc/shells and exit.
-u, --help Print a usage message and exit.
-v, --version Print version information and exit.
SEE ALSO login(1), passwd(5), shells(5)
AUTHOR Salvatore Valente <email@example.com>
AVAILABILITY The chsh command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
chsh 7 October 1998 CHSH(1)