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Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Tue Jun 8 23:33:38 PDT 2010

Andrew Benton wrote:
> 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

Yes, that's the recommended procedure. I wasn't intending to suggest
using an editor.

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