Friday, 23 June 2006

Setting your shell in Mac OS X

I thought I would note to the readers that setting your shell is not as simple as editing /etc/passwd on Mac OS X.

While /etc/passwd exists on Mac OS X, it is not consulted, normally; I cite the file comments:

# Note that this file is consulted when the system is running in single-user
# mode.  At other times this information is handled by one or more of:
# lookupd DirectoryServices  
# By default, lookupd gets information from NetInfo, so this file will 
# not be consulted unless you have changed lookupd's configuration.
# This file is used while in single user mode.

’nough said.

So, you have to set your shell, as an Admin user, in /Applications/Utilities/NetInfo Manager.

Posted by caffeinated at 10:42 AM in kaffehaus


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