Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/28/2002 16:50:15
On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> > So where's the difference? Whether csh users can use chsh or ksh users do
> > chsh? I guess, its exactly the same, only the other way round 8^).
> 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.

Wouldn't having sysinst set the default root shell, and having ksh be the
"default" choice, do that also?

Take care,