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What's the Ubuntu's default shell?

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For regular users it's Bash. For root it's Dash (sh).

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In some distributions you do not have the bash shell. But you can enable that using the procedure below:

1) Check if 'bash' is available

$ bash

2) If not, (you encounter an command not found error) install that:

$ pkg_add -r -v bash

3) Change the default shell to bash of any user:

$ chsh -s /bin/bash username

4) To check for the bash installation location, you can type:

$ which bash

You can refer my blog, for more information.

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