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Old 08-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Login shell

Hi guys,

I have a probably very easy question but I'm struggling to solve it. I wrote a script in sh, changed the shell to /bin/sh, simple as is. Today I changed the shell back to bash (I messed up something so I had to change it in /etc/passwd back to /bin/bash) but every time I launch the terminal, I can see the sh prompt. I use pubuntu, the username is pubuntu as well. Even though the default shell is bash both for the user and root in passwd, every time I start a new session, the default shell is sh. Do anybody know how I can change it?

Every help is much appreciated.

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Change the link pointed to by /bin/sh to /bin/bash.
ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh
Old 08-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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Hi towheedm,

Normally I would say it's the default (sh is linked to bash) but tried it now and works perfectly well. I must have messed something up, echo $0 gives bash immediately. Thanks very much.


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