How to change Shell on Linux Server !!!

Shell  is command-line interpreter that provides a user interface on Linux operating system. These is where  user can execute the commands on the server.

You can check the Shell you are currently logged in with as follows

echo $SHELL

root@vps [~]# echo $SHELL

/bin/bash

If you wish to change the current login Shell of the user you can use the command chsh.

root@vps [~]# chsh –help

Usage: chsh [ -s shell ] [ –list-shells ] [ –help ] [ –version ]
       [ username ]

To list available shells, you can use below command

root@vps [~]# chsh –list-shells

/bin/sh

/bin/bash

/sbin/nologin

/bin/tcsh

/bin/csh

/bin/ftpsh

/usr/local/cpanel/sbin/jailshell

/usr/local/cpanel/noshell

To change the shell of the user you can use the command as follows

chsh shell ( To be assigned ) username

Like in the example below if we wish to enable jail shell access to the cpanel user test we can use the below command

chsh /usr/local/cpanel/bin/jailshell test

 

 root@vps [~]# chsh  -s /usr/local/cpanel/bin/jailshell test

 


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