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Date:      Wed, 27 Nov 1996 16:15:03 +0100 (MET)
From:      Greg Lehey <>
Cc: (FreeBSD Questions)
Subject:   Re: and emacs problems
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from Doug White at "Nov 25, 96 10:48:47 pm"

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Doug White writes:
> On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, Snob Art Genre wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, Doug White wrote:
>>> I would HIGHLY recommend changing root back to sh; you won't be able to
>>> log in if your /usr partition disappears, while a static version of sh is
>>> in /bin.  You should use su instead of logging in as root.
>> I'm glad to report this isn't the case -- my root shell is /usr/bin/tcsh,
>> but when I start up in single-user mode FreeBSD defaults to sh.
> I stand corrected, at least by this report :)
> I can't say I've tried it, but I'm too scared to experiment with root's
> shell.

There's not too much to experiment with.  When you boot up single user
(with the -s flag to the Boot: prompt), the system ignores what you
put in /etc/passwd and asks you what (suggesting sh, a good idea).


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