Changing the default shell in your Mac OSX environment is a pretty easy task. All you need to do is to use the
Switching your current shell to e.g.
bash can be done via
chsh -s /bin/bash
The list of acceptable shells can be found in the
/etc/shells file. By default this file should contain the following values
/bin/bash /bin/csh /bin/ksh /bin/sh /bin/tcsh /bin/zsh
In case you installed tha latest
bash version via
brew and you want to use the latest version as the default login shell, you first need to add the homebrew managed bash into your list of accepted shells.
sudo bash -c 'echo /usr/local/bin/bash >> /etc/shells'
Now you can switch your current shell to the newly added bash via
chsh -s /usr/local/bin/bash
The above path is a symlink to the current bash version and should be kept up to date.
To find out what your current bash version is (the one you are using, not the installed), just type in
Enjoy and happy bash-ing!