lchsh man page

lchsh — Change login shell


lchsh [OPTION]... [user]


Displays and allows changing login shell of user.

If the user argument is not provided, username of the invoking user is used; the user argument is ignored if lchsh is run set-uid to a different user.

Entering an empty string (by pressing Enter) at the "New Shell" prompt is interpreted as accepting the current value.


-i, --interactive
Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even if default answers are set up in libuser configuration.

Exit Status

The exit status is 0 on success, 1 on error.


lchsh ignores /etc/shells.


libuser Sep 20 2004