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       chsh - change login shell

       chsh [options] [LOGIN]

       chsh changes the user login shell. This determines the name of the
       users initial login command. A normal user may only change the login
       shell for her own account, the super user may change the login shell
       for any account.

       The options which apply to the chsh command are:

       -h, --help
	  Display help message and exit.

       -s, --shell SHELL
	  The name of the users new login shell. Setting this field to blank
	  causes the system to select the default login shell.

       If the -s option is not selected, chsh operates in an interactive
       fashion, prompting the user with the current login shell. Enter the new
       value to change the shell, or leave the line blank to use the current
       one. The current shell is displayed between a pair of [ ] marks.

       The only restriction placed on the login shell is that the command name
       must be listed in /etc/shells, unless the invoker is the super-user,
       and then any value may be added. An account with a restricted login
       shell may not change her login shell. For this reason, placing /bin/rsh
       in /etc/shells is discouraged since accidentally changing to a
       restricted shell would prevent the user from ever changing her login
       shell back to its original value.

	  User account information.

	  List of valid login shells.

	  Shadow password suite configuration.

       chfn(1), login.defs(5), passwd(5).

User Commands			  02/25/2007			       CHSH(1)

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