Ubuntu – Remove Zsh from Ubuntu 16.04


I installed zsh, but I realized I miss the basic/default terminal look. How can I get back to the default shell?

Best Answer

  • You can remove it completely with the following command.

    sudo apt-get --purge remove zsh

    If zsh was your default shell (see How to check which shell am I using? and What is default shell for terminal?), Do Not forget to change it to any other shell before purging, e.g. to bash like this with root access.

    chsh -s /bin/bash YOUR_USERNAME

    Or below with your login user.

    chsh -s /bin/bash
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