At 2:09 PM -0800 1/4/09, David Christensen wrote:

I have changed the root shell to Bash on another machine I use as a CVS
server and haven't noticed any issues yet, but I've been wondering if
I'm setting myself up for problems by doing so.

Does anybody know if it's okay to change the root shell on FreeBSD

What I do is add the following lines to /root/.login :

if ($?prompt) then
   if ( -x /usr/local/bin/bash ) then
      # echo "Switching to bash"
      setenv SHELL /usr/local/bin/bash
      exec /usr/local/bin/bash -login

I've been doing this for at least 10 years.  I haven't had any
problems with it, but Your Mileage Might Vary.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =
Senior Systems Programmer           or
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or
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