[ubuntu-uk] Shell Access for VPS server

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Tue Jul 7 08:20:16 BST 2009

Alan Lord (News) wrote:
> On 07/07/09 01:24, Sean Miller wrote:
>> Not on my Ubuntu machine, my default user is still using bash.
> I would be surprised if the default shell is bash.
> /bin/sh is a symlink to /bin/dash as Dave explained.
> If you look at a user's default shell in /etc/passwd you will see most 
> (if not all) point to bin/sh. (Although interestingly I note that root 
> points to bin/bash).

nope, /bin/sh may have been changed to point to dash instead of bash,
but new users are created with their shell set to bash.  Every new
account I've set up on every ubuntu box i've set up lately gets bash as
their shell.

You may all be thinking "default shell" means the shell new users are
set with to what sh points to.


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