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I'm a big fan of ksh93. My hosts' shell account doesn't allow me to configure .login, .profile or chsh to change my default shell. As it is, I am dropped into jailshell-3.2 and I have to invoke /bin/ksh93 manually.

Are there any workarounds for this?

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Try:

ssh -t user@host ksh -i
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Works! Phew, thanks you have saved the day. A great tip which I will definitely use in the future. – jessem Apr 6 '10 at 1:50
    
This works for most cases, though if what you're trying to avoid is the side effects from the user's .rc files (.login, etc), this won't work because the specified command is still executed under the user's default shell. – Brian Vandenberg Mar 16 '15 at 17:50

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