[ubuntu-uk] Shell Access for VPS server

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Tue Jul 7 08:21:50 BST 2009

William Anderson wrote:
> 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.

I forgot to mention, there's also a difference between role accounts
being set to sh and user accounts being set to bash.


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