Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/18/1999 15:36:18
On Wed, Mar 17, 1999 at 09:09:52PM -0600, Michael Richardson wrote:
>     Soren> be to have init make a relaxed attempt at finding root's
>     Soren> shell from /etc/passwd and offer that when booting in
>     Soren> single-user mode?
>   Init *ASKS* what shell you want in single user mode.

Yes, I am proposing changing the default it offers.

>   If anything, I'd like it to make sure to start the shell as a login
> shell, possibly with HOME=/root if that directory exists. I don't
> think this happens right now.

Sounds interesting.