A little IRC help from the #openssh channel
<andey> i have a question, i just got a new ubuntu server 8.04 upgraded to 10.04 box. when i SSH into root@server it's the ssh im used to. However when i ssh into a user i created, it's slightly diffrent. when i press "up" i get "^[[A" rather then the last bash command exucuted. also it doesn't keep my "current" directory in the cursor. And i get an error when using "screen". It's probably just a permissions thing, but i cant figure out what
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<DrLou> You are likely changing environment entirely when you ssh into that second user... Have you looked at his .profile?
<DrLou> Also, it's quite different if you login interactive: As in # ssh - username
<DrLou> You may even be using a different shell, and/or different settings for it.
<ascheel> DrLou nailed it. You're not using 'bash'
<DrLou> Nailed what? Mine, or andey's question...?
<andey> okay so what should i do
<ascheel> andey: change your shell to bash in /etc/passwd
<andey> okay let me try that
<ascheel> it's probably /bin/sh
<ascheel> change it to /bin/bash
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<andey> BAMM! that worked
<andey> thanks a lot u guys!
<ascheel> I know. :)