Login Shell

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How can I change my login shell on Linux and Solaris?

Please send email to help@coe.neu.edu to request a change in your login shell. Send the email from your COE account, and specify the shell you want selected from the list below.

The following shells are available on both Linux and Solaris hosts, and are suitable choices for your login shell:

   /bin/sh
   /bin/bash
   /bin/csh
   /bin/tcsh

Additional shells are available on most systems. Type "cat /etc/shells" at the command prompt to see shells available on the host you are logged in to. You may change shells after logging in by typing the name of your desired shell at the command prompt.

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