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Mar
27
revised Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
Clean up the question a little bit.
Mar
27
comment Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
Anyway, once you have worked out how to clarify your question, please edit the question to reflect this. The site design might not make this clear, but comments exist only to help you improve the question and can disappear at any time. You shouldn't drop clarifications solely in the comments, and readers shouldn't have to read the comments to understand your question. See the help center for more on how to use this site effectively.
Mar
27
revised Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
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Mar
27
comment Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
If you actually want an answer to the "why" question, please edit it to clarify: 1. Are you asking why, if a user changes their shell, the root shell doesn't also change? (That's how I interpreted it.) Or are you asking why the default shell for root is different from the default shell for non-root users, initially? 2. Specifically what complications do you anticipate would be avoided if the default settings were different? 3. Please clarify on specifically what you are asking. I'm having a hard time extracting what the specific question is.
Mar
27
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Mar
27
revised Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
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Mar
27
comment Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
@DanAllen, you seem to want to turn this into a debate over whether Apple should have done things the way they did. That is off-topic for this site. This site is for objective, answerable questions. The question you actually asked was "why did Apple do it this way?" and I provided about a reasonable answer to the question you actually asked. If the question you asked wasn't the question you actually wanted answered, then you might need to edit your question or to post a new question. But please see the help center. This site is for objectively answerable questions -- not general discussion.
Mar
27
comment Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
based on your comments on one of the answers, it sounds like what you really want to know is how to change root's shell. if you want to know how to switch shells, I suggest you ask a new question about how to change the shell of the root user. That question is a much better fit for this site than a "why" question, as it is a problem that admits a solution. Honestly, if you want to know why Apple did something, only Apple developers will know for sure -- at present your question calls for speculation, and thus isn't a wonderful fit for this site.
Mar
27
answered Why Doesn't OSX root user automatically default to the same shell as other users
Mar
23
comment Is there an WWDC student scholarship for 2015?
This appears to be off-topic for this site, as it is not a question about Apple hardware or software or other approved topics mentioned in our help center. See apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic. Good luck finding some information!
Mar
20
comment To install Brew's ImageMagick and fix its Symlink
What have you tried? Where did you get stuck? Do you know how to use the command line? Have you read the ImageMagick manual pages? You haven't given us much in the question to work with, so it's hard to know how to help you. We expect you to make a serious effort on your own before asking here, and to show us in the question what you've tried and what happened.
Mar
4
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Feb
18
comment Fix Recursive Partition (Boot Camp Windows Partition Still Detected After Deletion)
Welcome to Apple.SE! Some tips: Please don't use all-caps (it is like shouting). Please don't just add "Edit: some more stuff". Instead, edit/rewrite the question to be self-contained and coherent and stand on its own, and to be in the form it should have been. You don't need to preserve the original version -- we have revision history for that (see the "edited..." link below your question to view older revisions). Readers shouldn't have to try to untangle what you're asking when there is "some stuff... Edit: Never mind, I really meant something else". Make readers' life easy.
Feb
18
answered Apple Yosemite Server configure secure website
Feb
14
revised How can I use Torify for an App on OS X
Delete obsolete remark that is no longer relevant (it was a response to a part of the question that no longer exists), to focus in on the answer to the question. While I'm at it, clean up some English and grammar and capitalization issues.
Feb
14
suggested approved edit on How can I use Torify for an App on OS X
Feb
13
comment Delete already deleted files
Are you sure your premise is correct? Are you sure the drive was securely erased? Please edit the question to document precisely how it was erased (in as much detail as you know), and how you know the files are still recoverable. I suspect the most likely explanation is that your premise is faulty and the drive was not securely erased or that those files aren't actually recoverable.
Feb
13
comment Delete already deleted files
But none of those stories involved data being recoverable after data was securely erased. (They involve hard drives that were not erased at all, or were formatted but not securely erased). The question asks specifically about securely erasing. So, I don't see how this answers the question that was asked.
Feb
5
comment How do I get back to Mountain Lion
Solve what problem? What are you trying to achieve? What research have you done? I see a lot of irrelevant detail but it's not clear to me what you are trying to achieve. (Also, I don't know what you mean by "a sub menu states Java SE6" or "that id for Mountain Lion". Try proof-reading your question and editing it to make it clearer?)
Feb
1
comment Location of java.security and deployment.properties files
Can you be a bit more specific about what you mean by "Terminal doesn't like spaces"? Please copy-paste exactly what you typed in and exactly what response you got. Also please edit the question to show what you tried. In general if you put the filename between single quotes ('...'), as I did in my example above, spaces should not be a problem.