[arch-general] dash as default shell?

Maarten de Vries maarten at de-vri.es
Wed Jun 17 18:41:33 UTC 2020

On Wed, 17 Jun 2020 at 20:37, David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net> wrote:

> On 6/17/20 2:18 PM, Piscium via arch-general wrote:
> > Today I set dash as my default shell [1] on two PCs. We will see if I
> > get into trouble.
> >
> > This question was asked years ago but maybe good to ask again. Could
> > dash be made the default shell in Arch?
> Couldn't you just set it as the default for your user using chsh?

I don't think many people will want to use dash as interactive shell. It's
more about running shell scripts with a #!/bin/sh shebang. It is still
possible to do that system wide of course, with a symlink in /usr/local/bin

The question whether it makes sense as default /bin/sh on Arch Linux
remains valid though. I personally would be positive towards that change.

-- Maarten

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