Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

For some reason, when I run chsh -s /bin/zsh, my $SHELL environment variable isn't getting set. When I run:

echo $SHELL

It outputs:

/bin/bash
share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 3 down vote accepted

chsh does only affect subsequent logins, not the shell you are currently running.

Try to log out and log in again or restart your graphical system or display manager. $SHELL should then be set, if the chsh command succeeded.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.