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Old 11th May 2008
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I'd reckon a simple test and exec in the initialization files would work for changing roots shell when it's safe to and continuing otherwise.

Under bourne it would probably look some thing like:
if [ -x /usr/local/bin/foosh ]; then
        exec /usr/local/bin/foosh
        echo 'WARNING: foosh not available!'
I never learned how to script the C-Shell, only POSIX-based BourneShell but I'd expect some thing similar is possible in csh/tcsh.


As long as it has line editing, redirection, and pipes, I could care less which shell root uses. So I've never bothered to change roots shell on any of my systems ^_^
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Old 12th May 2008
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TerryP you have read my mind . Once i have changed the users default shell to bash. Updating bash remotely crashed at some point and couldn't log in anymore.
It was easy to recover because i had physical access to the box but that thought me to use the default shell and use the code you posted in the defaults shell dot file to change it at login.

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