How to change Linux shell on a remote machine that does not support ypchsh
How do I change the shell on a remote PC? I am logged into a cluster with Bash and the output I see is
elan@l01:~ $ chsh chsh: can only change local entries; use ypchsh instead. elan@l01:~ $ ypchsh -bash: ypchsh: command not found
Since I do not have root privileges, I cannot install ypchsh on the cluster. Is there any other way to change the shell without calling ypchsh?
Note 1: Viewing, it looks like another user who has installed the same software (currently not available for polling) has a .cshrc in their directory with the correct settings. Its .bashrc is minimal and has no redirection.
The / etc / passwd file has no entry for either of us.
shows an entry for both of us, but only shows / bin / bash for both.
Note 2: The software was developed with autotools and using Bash instead of tcsh has been known to generate incorrect builds. (I don't change the shell because I like it.)
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