Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Changing the default shell

I prefer tcsh but Macs now come with bash as the default shell. To change this you can do the following.

Go to Netinfo Manager. This should be in Utilities under Applications. (or use quicksilver)

Next select users, then select the user you want to edit. Make sure you have permission by clicking the padlock at the bottom of the window. Now the values for that user should go from greyed out to black. Double click the shell value and replace /bin/bash with /bin/tcsh or whatever shell you want to use.

When you click away, save the change and you're done.

2 Comments:

Blogger ugli-stix said...

Not quite. You need to completely restart any running instances of X11 or Terminal before your "done".

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

Hi guy, I saw a link to your site in the MacOSX communitie in the orkut and I want to say that is very cool...
thx for the site man!

5:57 AM  

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