Changing Default Shell for Linux

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The Linux/Unix shell setting for your Net-ID determines what shell will be used when you log into Iowa State University's Linux Workstations. For most users, the bash shell is the preferred shell.

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How to Change Your Default Shell for Linux

1) Log into ASW.
2) Click on "Manage Net-ID".
3) Choose "View/Edit your (Linux/Unix) login shell".
4) Choose a different option from the drop-down menu and select "Update Shell".

Changes to your default shell will go into effect overnight. If you need immediate access to a bash shell, you can open the Terminal, type "bash" and Enter to use bash.