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Re: Login shell?
- From: Luke Kendall <luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au>
- To: cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 18:03:33 +1100 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Login shell?
On 17 Jan, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Luke Kendall (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 13:29:31 +1100 (EST))
> > I just want to confirm, that the traditional Cygwin way of achieving
> > this same result is still to modify cygwin.bat on a PC-by-PC basis
> > (assuming one user per PC), rather than to take the traditional Unix
> > way and change the shell field in /etc/passwd?
> If you want to change your login shell you modify the passwd file.
That's what we do, yes, because our modified cygwin.bat runs shell.exe,
> cygwin.bat is just a target for the shortcut.
But doesn't cygwin.bat run bash (not the shell specified in
> I think the zsh
> maintainer has a batch file that creates links to start zsh instead of
That sounds like it doesn't use /etc/passwd.
Perhaps Michael should have called shell.exe login.exe :-)
shell.c is only 60-odd lines long.
Just to be quite explicit, here is our modified cygwin.bat:
It seems neater to me than the current approach.
I'd like to propose making it an official part of Cygwin. But I can't
do that since it's not my code: Michael Wardle wrote it (and submitted
it to this list).
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