bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 25 02:29:25 UTC 2014
On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Daniel Jackson <fdj at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On 09/24/2014 07:22 PM, Jim Popovitch wrote:
>> That won't automatically invoke bash on Debian/Ubuntu....unless someone
>> intentionally changed default shells....
> People seem not to know that Debian and derivatives use a variant Almquist
> shell rather than bash for system accounts.
You're both wrong.
$ cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux 7 \n \l
$ ls -laF /bin/sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Nov 17 2011 /bin/sh -> bash*
$ grep root /etc/passwd
If you installed Debian from scratch in the last couple of years you
might have gotten a different system shell. Those of us who have been
using Debian for a *long time* were asked once during one upgrade
whether we wanted the upgrade to change our defaults and generally
Welcome to production fellas, where the bleeding edge latest thing
isn't what's installed.
William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com bill at herrin.us
Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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