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I have just installed puppy linux and the bash package but cant seem to have the terminal start up with bash instead of sh

  • Tried using chsh: command not found – arcyqwerty Apr 1 '12 at 3:41
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You should be able to change your login shell in /etc/passwd in all Linux distros. Below, an example line. Note how the last component points to a shell binary.

mkaito:x:1000:100:,,,:/home/mkaito:/bin/zsh
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If you want it to be the system-wide default shell, this series of commands (run from a root shell) will do it: rm -f /bin/sh; ln -s bash /bin/sh

Otherwise, editing the /etc/passwd file as @mkaito suggests will let you change the default shell for your user account.

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