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chsh

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 2004
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NAME

chsh - change login shell 

SYNOPSIS

chsh
[-D binddn] [-P path] [-s shell] [-l] [-q] [-u] [-v] [user]
 

DESCRIPTION

chsh is used to change the user login shell.A normal user may only change the login shell for their own account,the super user may change the login shell for any account.

If a shell is not given on the command line, chsh operates inan interactive fashion, prompting the user with the current login shell.Enter the new value to change the field, or leave the line blank to usethe current value. Enter none to remove the current value.The current value is displayed between a pair of [ ] marks.

The only restrictions placed on the login shell is that thecommand name must be listed in /etc/shells, unless theinvoker is the super-user, and then any value may be added.An account with a restricted login shell may not changetheir login shell.

This version of chsh is able to change the shell oflocal, NIS, NIS+ and LDAP accounts , if the permissions allowit. 

OPTIONS

-D, --binddn binddn
Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.The user will be prompted for a password for simple authentication.
-P, --path path
The passwd file is located below the specified directorypath. chsh will use this files, not /etc/passwd.This is useful for example on NIS master servers, where you donot want to give all users in the NIS database automatic accessto your NIS server and the NIS map is build from special files.
-s, --shell
Specify your login shell.
-l, --list-shells
Print the list of shells listed in/etc/shellsand exit.
-q, --quite
Don't be verbose.
-u, --usage
Print a usage message and exit.
--help
Print a more verbose help text and exit.
-v, --version
Print version information and exit.
 

FILES

/etc/passwd - user account information
/etc/shells - list of valid login shells 

SEE ALSO

chfn(1),passwd(5),shells(5) 

AUTHOR

Thorsten Kukuk <kukukAATTsuse.de>


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
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SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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