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Saturday, November 9, 2019

What is the default Unix shell in macOS?

What is the default Unix shell in macOS?

  • tcsh
  • bash
  • ksh
  • zsh 


If you did a new or clean install of OS X version 10.3.x, the default user shell is bash. Bash is essentially an enhanced and GNU freeware version of the original Bourne shell, sh. Unless you happen to like bash, I recommend either switching to tcsh or zsh.

Starting with macOS Catalina, Macs will now use zsh as the default login shell and interactive shell across the operating system. All newly created user accounts in macOS Catalina will use zsh by default 



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