VCSA6 Default Shell and SCP

Is this supported? Probably not so do what you want, I’m not your dad.

So it appears the fancy shell we got in 6.0 is not bash since it’s some kind of beautiful candy wrapper for API troubleshooting. I haven’t particularly messed with it very much. I have been digging around in the pi shell and I found that the files that I would like to pull aren’t able to be downloaded.

Here is what I am getting via WinSCP

Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended)

this will still happen even if you set the shell manually via the advanced settings to /bin/bash

SSH to the VCSA and run pi shell

If we do the following env command we will see the following:

Well that gives us alot of information BUT I am paying specific attention to this entry

This is what is causing us to have that super awesome wrapper when we login that we usually bypass. Let’s change it to actual bash for root

Sweet! Let’s log out and log back in via Putty.



Open WinSCP and make sure you have /bin/bash set as the shell under advanced