Login shell

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Thu May 7 15:40:35 UTC 2020

On May 7, 2020, at 11:38 AM, Christoph Kukulies <kuku at kukulies.org> wrote:
> I don’t know if that belongs into macports, but I believe a lot of problems (I currently have) with PATHs may be, that Catalina (?) changed the login shell from sh (bash) to zsh (or am I wrong with this)?
> Where do I change the users’  lofin shell. Unixwise I would say in /etc/passwd, but I don’t find any (my) username there.

use the 'chsh' command to change your shell.

> For instance my anaconda3 installation was totally spoiled after updating to Catalina.
> For the fun of it I started bash, did a . .bash_profile and started 
> conda update —prefix /opt/anaconda3  anaconda
> and lo and behold, I received a smooth update in that window. 
> Would the world be better for me if I go back to bash login shell? And why did Catalina cause such a mess?

For my computer, it didn't change my shell - but prints a message telling me that I should. I just installed bash from macports and have it set as my shell :)

Daniel J. Luke

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