Change the default pair Networks shell from csh to bash

When I signed up with pair Networks, the default shell was csh. Nothing wrong with csh, but I am use to bash. So here’s a quick note about how I changed the shell from csh to bash.

Do the following:

pair-user@www2:~ % chsh -s /bin/bash
pair-user@www2:~ %
pair-user@www2:~ % exit
Connection to closed.

mac-user@imac1: /Users/mac-user
==> ssh's password:
Last login: Fri Oct  5 12:24:00 2018 from x.x.x.x
Welcome to pair Networks, Inc.  ...
 o o o
pair-user@www2:~$ echo $SHELL

I then changed my default bash shell prompt by adding the following to my .profile:

\u@\h: $PWD
==> '

After exiting and logging back in, my prompt now looks like:

pair-user@www2: /usr/home/pair-user

It is a 2-line prompt that I use on all of my Linux/Unix-like boxes, such as my Mac. The first line shows the user, host, and current directory. The second line is my actual command prompt. When I am working on different hosts, at a glance, I can see which one it is. Works for me …