Vitamin C

Bash Change shell


  • echo $0
  • ps -p $$
  • echo $SHELL
  • export SHELL=/bin/bash
  • exec /bin/bash
  • cat /etc/shells

Find the current shell

There are a few ways to determine the current shell

echo $0
ps -p $$
echo $SHELL

Change the shell

To change the current bash run these commands

export SHELL=/bin/bash
exec /bin/bash

to change the bash that opens on startup edit .profile and add those lines

List available shells

To list available login shells :

cat /etc/shells


$ cat /etc/shells
# /etc/shells: valid login shells

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