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I would like to set my env shell on AIX to Bsh.

I would like to set my env shell on AIX to Bsh.

I would like to set my env shell on AIX to Bsh.

I have been using Solaris for a few years. Where I used bash shell. I am now at a new company and now I am supporting IBM AIX 7.1.2. I use Kron shell. I would like to change only my shell not the other users environment to use the bash. I would any help on achieving this task?

RE: I would like to set my env shell on AIX to Bsh.

from the command line:

CODE -->

smitty chuser 
locate Initial Program and set it to the full path to your bash

RE: I would like to set my env shell on AIX to Bsh.

As far as I know, bash is not part of the basic install set so first of all you will need to install it - from IBM Developer Network, Linux affinity packages maybe.

After that you can use the chuser command to change your shell. Also you will need to list bash binary in /etc/shells file to legitimate it as a shell program.


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