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Old 08-16-2007, 05:07 AM   #1
maxvonseibold
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Changing the Default Shell.


Does anyone know where Linux (in this case RHEL) keeps its default shell setting?

I know that shells can be changed by running chsh and changing the passwd file. This is not what I am trying to find.

These programs and files are initially set from some fefault setting .. . It is this that I need to find.

In the case of Red Hat oriented distros, the default is bash. I need to find a way to change this if possible.
 
Old 08-16-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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Try modifying the SHELL entry in /etc/default/useradd

Here's mine (on CentOS):

cat /etc/default/useradd
# useradd defaults file
GROUP=100
HOME=/home
INACTIVE=-1
EXPIRE=
SHELL=/bin/bash
SKEL=/etc/skel
 
Old 08-20-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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Does not get much simpler than that!

Thanks!
 
  


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