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Aug
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comment how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it
Excellent answer! stackexchange needs a Send A Beer button: this would be a time I'd use it.
Aug
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comment how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it
@seg_fault: sorry, I don't think I followed you. If you mean that I can just type /bin/bash after logging in, then that's exactly the kind of thing I'm trying to avoid. Mostly because I'll usually forget until ksh bites me, and then switching will mean losing the state of my current session.
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comment how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it
@jw013: good point.... old habits die hard. I instinctively use which and then curse its very existence every time it fails
Aug
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comment how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it
Thanks for the feedback! I've incorporated your improvements into my answer.
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revised how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it
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comment How to test what shell I am using in a terminal?
@geekosaur: maybe so, but $0 still seems more useful than $SHELL: wouldn't you agree? You could always pipe it through sed to remove the '-'.
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answered how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it
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revised Can I make `rm` interactive only when using globbing? (in either bash or zsh or both)
edited for readability
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comment Can I make `rm` interactive only when using globbing? (in either bash or zsh or both)
@derobert: you certainly sound like you know zsh pretty well.
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revised Can I make `rm` interactive only when using globbing? (in either bash or zsh or both)
clarifying
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revised Can I make `rm` interactive only when using globbing? (in either bash or zsh or both)
the previous edit was even more confusing than the original. this should improve things. also fixed an error in the previous edit
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asked Can I make `rm` interactive only when using globbing? (in either bash or zsh or both)
Aug
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comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
thanks, I'll try that...
Aug
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comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
@Gilles: since you have more experience to back it up, care to offer that as an answer? (Or is that just a provisional conclusion of yours, that you're not comfortable asserting as necessarily true?)
Aug
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comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
From the comments so far it sounds like the answer to the question is "No, this model of cursor movement is irrevocably embedded in vim's design and cannot be changed." Is that correct?
Aug
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comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
Sorry: we're getting off-topic and I don't wan this to degenerate into an argument about the merits of vim. I guess we can just agree that we have different ideas of where vim's strengths lie. We both agree it's a valuable tool, I'm just not concerned with shaving seconds off operations.