CAEN Knowledge Base
CAEN Knowledge Base

How can I run an alternate shell in the CAEN Linux environment?

The default login shell on CAEN Linux hosts is /bin/bash. Other shells are not supported as login shells at CAEN. While many shells may be available, not all are installed on platforms supported by CAEN. Also, CAEN cannot maintain customized passwd files on a per-user basis. However, some alternative shells may be available on CAEN hosts, such as csh, and can be executed by individuals.

To run an alternative shell, for example csh, simply type /bin/csh -l at the prompt. If you'd like csh to replace the current shell in a window, you can type exec csh.