NetBSDChangeDefaultShell

Change a user default shell under Net BSD

This is more of a note on Net BSD 7.0.1 than anything else...

Under Net BSD, changing the default shell in /etc/passwd is not sufficient: you need to use the chsh command.

This will open your default editor and allow you to modify the shell once and for all.

If you do not use chsh, you will find pretty quickly that the shell has not been modified... Which can be a bit frustrating at times.

Also important: /bin/sh, under Net BSD, really is the shell named ash, which is very nice, and probably enough for most needs. Don't use ksh, in my opinion, unless you really, really want it.

Hope this helps!