Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ask Dr. Stupid <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/1999 16:48:03
Hubert Feyrer sez:
* With the recent removal of the toor account, it is appropriate to move
* the root login-shell from csh to /bin/sh. Reasons for it are most
* widespread base on all Unix systems and more intuitive command line
* handling over csh.
Hm. /bin/csh as root's login shell was one of the things I'd come to expect
under BSD -- SysV was the only one lame enough to keep it as /bin/sh in
the first place.
I never understood 'toor' anyway, so _that_'s no problem.
As long as you don't mandate it (there was one OS that did!), I guess it's
not a real problem. It just means that if I do a mass installation I get
to write an ed script to go and tweak /etc/master.passwd.
* After discussion with a few developers, I've committed this change.
I think you should have discussed it with more than a few, but that's
probably just me.
* Please let us know if you have any troubles. :)
Only in the historical sense.
* - Hubert
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