[arch-releng] [PATCH] Ust zsh as default interactive shell

C Anthony Risinger anthony at xtfx.me
Sun Jul 29 15:09:05 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 01:13:54PM +0200, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>> This installs zsh and sets it as default for root and the arch user.
>> grml-zsh-config is installed as a userfriendly default configuration.
>> Signed-off-by: Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>
>> ---
> I think this is fine. It'll throw some people off, but ZSH really is a
> better interactive shell. sysresccd does this and its rather nice. It
> isn't like bash won't be available if it becomes _that_ unpleasant for
> the user.

i would suggest making it *very* obvious the current shell is not
bash, eg. maybe with a brief blurb about what the user can do:

"Welcome to Archlinux.  You are currently in an interactive
<bold>ZSH</bold>, and as such you may:


Enjoy your stay!"

... as it would certainly throw me off. not that it would take to long
to figure out, but avoiding some `WTF?` time would be preferable. Bash
is fairly defacto when it comes to "the default shell on the image i
just started"


C Anthony

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