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Re: Root's Shell
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Root's Shell
- From: Greg Thomas <getbsd_(_at_)_sbcglobal_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 10:16:43 -0800
On Thursday, Jan 9, 2003, at 09:11 US/Pacific, Andrew Basterfield wrote:
On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 18:03:04 +0100
Saad Kadhi <saad_(_at_)_docisland_(_dot_)_org> wrote:
Can I adapt the root terminal to include things like Ctrl A (go to
beginning of line) & Ctrl E (go to end of line), tab(autocomplete)?
this depends on the shell a user use. openbsd's root shell is csh.
the completion feats you are talking about are bash's.
and OpenBSD's /bin/ksh
it is not advised to change the root shell. however, your average
admin usually create a 'toor' account which has the same ID as root
(0) and give it a bash shell.
Why not? What is the problem changing root's shell as long as the new
shell is static and has no dependencies on another file-system?
Why bother changing something that isn't broken? It's so simple to
start your favorite shell from the default shell that I don't
understand why people go to such great lengths to possibly break their
systems. Making a mistake while changing root's shell is the second
most often FAQ after "I forgot my password".
Greg "KISS" T.