How to silence the warning - The default interactive shell is now zsh on macOS

As you must have noticed that whenever you move your default interactive shell on your macOS Terminal application from the zsh shell to bash, you get the below warning message every time you do it,

% bash

The default interactive shell is now zsh.

To update your account to use zsh, please run `chsh -s /bin/zsh`.

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Steps to silence the warning message: "The default interactive shell is now zsh"

  1. Open Terminal App,

  2. Type: nano ~/.bash_profile

  3. Copy: export BASH_SILENCE_DEPRECATION_WARNING=1 (append as new line if it already has some configuration text) the below lines in the file

  4. Press Control + X to save to file. Press Y and press Return key to save and exit.

  5. Now type: source ./bash_profile

  6. As you will move to bash shell now you will not get the warning.

bash profile
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