Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/16/1999 20:20:56
On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 06:39:41AM +0100, Erik Bertelsen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 01:12:52AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> To join the choir:
> I heartily welcome the removal of toor which I have never seen a
> serious use for. I also welcome the change of root's login shell
> to be sh instead of csh -- the reason is that it is then consistent
> with single-user mode's default offer of running sh.

I don't really care... at work, our departmental policy is to have
a root, a rooc, and a roos, with the three shells we use from time
to time. We have to edit passwd anyway.