Setting TCSH in FreeBSD

January 16, 2018 663 views
Getting Started FreeBSD

This page suggests that on login, I'll be presented with the tcsh prompt. However, the droplet is defaulting to csh.

I can locate tcsh under /bin/tcsh but using setenv in my local .cshrc file doesn't cause this shell to be used on next login.

How and where can I set tcsh as my default please?

4 Answers

You are actually using tcsh, it is the improved version of csh:

shasum /bin/tcsh /bin/csh
74d4129fb4604baf8f272e9d4a4f1be80c89be5b /bin/tcsh
74d4129fb4604baf8f272e9d4a4f1be80c89be5b /bin/csh

if that is the case, why does Env report the shell as sh and why isn't the prompt a > ?

Use vipw to edit /etc/master.passwd and select the shell you want

Alternative includes:

  • Editing master.passwd to use tcsh doesn't change to tcsh on next login:


What, exactly, has been configured in a non-default fashion (compared to a standard physical install) in a Digital Ocean FreeBSD droplet image, if anything?

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