Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh
To: Benedikt Meurer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/28/2002 10:03:29
On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Benedikt Meurer wrote:

> On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > The real question is, how do we want to represent ourselves to
> > first-time users? I have used "csh" myself for years, and I currently
> > favor "ksh" with "set -o vi", but it's no fun explaining how that
> > works to otherwise knowledgable and intelligent people who are not
> > proficient with "vi". I've come to believe that "ksh" with "set -o
> > emacs" would let us present the best "first impression", which is why
> > I would be happy to see that become root's default shell, and the
> > default shell for "adduser", too.
> Ok, so what about simply changing roots shell to be ksh/sh and toors
> shell to be csh? It should be fine for everyone (except that it breaks
> with BSD Unix tradition :-).

I suppose, but who actually uses "toor" for any purpose? If you really
mess up "/root/.profile" so badly that you can't log in as root, you
could always log in as another user and "su -m".