live and learn

Andrew Benton b3nton at
Tue Jun 8 14:26:57 PDT 2010

On 08/06/10 21:54, Mike McCarty wrote:
> piper.guy1 wrote:
>> Sooo...before I do something else that I'm not suppose to do, I
>> thought I'd get advise first. My thinking is that I need to get a
>> Linux rescue or recovery CD, mount the file system on the hard drive,
>> and then add a symlink to bash. Make sense or is there an easier way?
> That seems like the most obvious way to put the system back the
> way it was. If you want to get the system more prepared for
> the future, you could change the entry in /etc/passwd for your
> login to point to /bin/dash or whatever for all users you actually
> need to use, like root, yourself, and lfs or whoever.

Safer than editing /etc/passwd by hand is to use the command usermod 
(read man usermod). Eg (as root)
usermod -s /bin/bash $USERNAME


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