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Re: [ProgSoc] Changing default shell on socs/progsoc
> This is quoting heavily from the sys admin of the student accessable itd
> machines, francis:
> 1) Not itd policy to change shells, the default is csh. Imagine
> 3000 users wanting their shells changed to bash, or tcsh just
> after they register their unix accounts, *nightmare*However,
> 2) If the user wants to run another shell, this can be attempted:
> Place these lines in your .cshrc file somewhere:
> if ( "$shell:t" == "csh" && -x /usr/bin/tcsh ) then
> setenv SHELL /usr/bin/tcsh
> exec $SHELL
> Standard disclaimer: If it works, direct praise to Francis. If it doesn't,
> direct anger away from me :-)
I once had a similar setup running bash, but then when I tried logging in
to any of the lovely new sun's in 2.419 (via the graphical login), it just
didn't work; X would start running, then get me back to the login screen.
Removing the exec line from my .login solved the problem. Any ideas for a
workaround? something like if not $X then ...
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will pick himself up and continue on'
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