Change root's shell?

Cesar Eduardo Barros cesarb at
Sat Aug 9 03:34:28 CEST 2008

Dirk Bergstrom escreveu:
> Is there any reason it would be a bad idea to change root's shell from 
> /bin/sh to /bin/bash?  I miss all the conveniences, and I keep 
> forgetting to type 'bash' when I log in.

Changing the root shell on /etc/passwd should cause no problem; changing 
/bin/sh to be /bin/bash might make shell scripts which use /bin/sh a bit 
slower (but no problem other than speed).

Cesar Eduardo Barros
cesarb at
cesar.barros at

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