[arch-general] dash as default shell?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Jun 18 04:11:37 UTC 2020

On 06/17/2020 01:18 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?

Please NO. Bash has been the default, and while there is nothing wrong with a
Bourne-again (or Debian Almquist) type shell, it would break more than a
decade of setups...

If you want Dash, make the change after install.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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