How To Change Default Shell On Mac

For MacOS Catalina, the default login shell and interactive shell will now be Z shell (zsh).

How to how what shell I am using?

On your Terminal, run this command:

echo $0

To change your shell to zsh, run this command on your terminal then restart your terminal. It might ask for your Mac login password.

chsh -s /bin/zsh

To change your shell to bash, run this command on your terminal then restart your terminal. It might ask for your Mac login password.

chsh -s /bin/bash

Now you should be able to change your shell to which ever you like to use. 🍻

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