When there is no
.zshrc file in a user's home directory and
zsh is started, an interactive configuration utility is run instead of directly giving access to the shell prompt.
I set up
zsh to be the default shell on my Debian Wheezy systems. Therefore every newly created user gets
zsh as login shell if I do not change that manually. Also there is a default
/etc/skel, so all regular users on my system have a copy of the file in their home directory. This is not the case for system users.
When I now change into a system user (for example the user for a specific network daemon) via
sh I run into the configuration tool, because these users have no
.zshrc in their home directories.
It doesn't feel right to place a
.zshrc into each and every daemon's home directory, which also would be a pain to setup and maintain on a lot of systems. But I still wouldn't want to downgrade to a less comfortable
bash for these users.
Is there a way to disable the
zsh configuration tool without having to create a
.zshrc file in the user's home directory? Additionally a way to setup a single file to be the system-wide default
.zshrc for all users which don't have one would be nice too.