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The safe way to change root's default shell (Doc ID 1018012.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 27, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
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Some system administrators prefer to use a different shell other than the bourne shell when they are the root user.  This document describes the safe way to change root's default shell.


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