way to set shell used for remote commands?

Iain Morgan imorgan at nas.nasa.gov
Thu Jan 22 06:26:52 AEDT 2015

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 17:29:00 +0000, Alex Bligh wrote:
> On 21 Jan 2015, at 15:36, Jason Vas Dias <jason.vas.dias at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Please can OpenSSH provide some way of specifying which shell to use to
> > execute commands on a host.
> Using dash as an example of another shell:
>    ssh -t dash
> and
>    ssh dash -c env
> appear to do the expected for me.

Two years ago, I opened a bug to add support for a ForceShell option
to sshd that would provide the ability to override users shells. There
doesn't seem to have been much interest in it, and I never received any

I haven't updated the patch since the original submission, and it may
need some further work, but it might be worth a try. I don't recall it
it overrides the user's shell during forced password changes, so that
may be one area that needs to be addressed.

Iain Morgan

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