SmartOS chsh Change Default Shell to ZSH

2014, Feb 28  —  ...

I recently discovered that SmartOS includes a package for the zsh shell. I installed it with:

    $ pkgin install zsh

Coming from a Linux background I attempted a chsh command, which failed since this command is not available on SmartOS/Solaris. After a little bit of digging, I found the solution on

    $ passwd -e

After you enter this command, you will be asked for your password followed by the location of the new shell. For me zsh was located in /opt/local/bin/zsh.