[Ilugc] changing shell and finding it

Naveen Kumar naveenezone at rediffmail.com
Fri Jun 23 04:17:03 IST 2006


  
Guys,
Right way to change the shell is to supply exec bash instead of simply bash. There is a slight difference 

simply supplying bash will invoke a new shell with a new process id 
but if you give exec bash it will open the new bash shell with the same process id.

--Regards
Naveen R

 

On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 benjamin  wrote :
>Guys,
>
>I think his question is,  after getting into  bash shell by typing bash,
>why does echo $SHELL still shows csh, his   login shell? Given that, how do
>I find out which shell  am I in?
>
>here..
>
>http://www.faqs.org/qa/qa-6510.html
>
>
>
>Benjamin
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