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Re: Locked out - need a little help (caution: n00b meter on high!)

From: Jonathan Fosburgh <jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 22:48:11 -0500

On Sunday 30 July 2006 23:09, Gergo Szakal wrote:
> Peter Avalos wrote:
> > Since the n00b meter was pegged, I'm assuming you don't know about manual
> > pages: 'man chsh' could have helped you figure this out:
> >
> > chsh -s /bin/sh
> Yeah, I was in a hurry and forgot to RTFM before posting, sorry about that.
> Thanks to all for the answers, they are way trivial, shame on me that
> they did not jump into my brain. At least I have learnt from my
> mistake(s), so I am really thankful.

This is actually why FreeBSD has a user named toor (I don't know if DFly still 
has this user as I don't have access to a DFly box at the moment).  The 
recommendation is never to change root's shell, in part because of this very 
reason.  Another reason is that the filesystem that has /usr/pkg/bin may be 
b0rked, or something may have happened to a shared library, etc.  The toor 
user exists for people who want to set their root shell to something other 
than the current default but without those problems.  

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