Which version of Terminal should be running in Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mowogg, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. mowogg macrumors 6502

    mowogg

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    #1
    I was looking at the MacDevCenter tutorial on Terminal and found that it was talking about bash. When I run Terminal on my machine (G5 Tower running 10.4.8) I am running TCSH.

    Does that matter? I know there are different inputs for each, but does it matter for running commands? Can I switch to BASH?

    TIA,
    Rob
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    TCSH was the preferred shell in Terminal on earlier versions of OS X, so if you've upgraded the G5 from Panther, that might have stuck. The default whenever I've done a clean Tiger install has been BASH.

    If you want to change it, go into /Utilities/NetInfo Manager and navigate / -> users -> <your name>, unlock and change the shell to /bin/bash
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yup. Easiest is the command

    chsh -s /bin/bash

    Your next new terminal window will reflect the change.
     
  4. mowogg thread starter macrumors 6502

    mowogg

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    I'm BASH now!

    Wow, that was easy. Thank you so much.
     

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