2009/5/14 Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net>: > On Thursday 14 May 2009 12:38:30 Chris Rees wrote: >> 2009/5/13 Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net>: >> > On Wednesday 13 May 2009 11:34:43 Michael Powell wrote: >> >> Kind of like how those coming over from a >> >> Linux environment all seem to want to change root's shell to bash, it >> >> serves no purpose except foot-shooting. >> > >> > - csh cannot redirect stderr seperately from stdout >> > - on pipes the exit status from the first command is the exit status of >> > the total command >> > - will not expand matches without a user provided part, for *every* >> > component of a path >> > >> > There's plenty of reasons not to use csh and if you know what you're >> > doing, BSD lets you. And no, I don't want to type exec zsh when I'm >> > finally logged into the box that has a load of 100+. >> >> I think the problem with that is he meant changing the root shell to >> /usr/local/bin/bash. You're better off using /bin/sh if you want a >> Bourne-type shell, or using toor with /usr/local/bin/bash. > > sh is worse then csh. <snip>
What do you mean by that? What is 'worse' about /bin/sh? It has none of the quirks csh has. > > On Thursday 14 May 2009 18:03:25 Chad Perrin wrote: > >> I've never understood the resistance to just use toor instead of root if >> one wants a nonstandard administrative shell. > > Habit, mostly. toor is one way of doing things, just changing the shell is the > other. Maybe it's my paranoia that I might be running software that does > string matches for root logins, rather then uid to disallow access ;) Your software is broken then, and you should email the maintainer. I doubt that ever actually happens. Chris -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"