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Change your shell

Contributed by: Nate LaCourse
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

If you’re a serious Terminal user, and prefer another shell over bash (which is the default shell included with BeOS), you can download tcsh or zsh . Once you’ve downloaded either binary, drop it into /boot/home/config/bin.

To change the shell used by Terminal, open /boot/home/config/boot/ UserSetupEnvironment and scroll to the bottom. Add the line:

export SHELL=/home/config/bin/tcsh

or

export SHELL=/home/config/bin/zsh

You’ll need to reboot for your changes take effect.

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