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nologin(5)                 File Formats Manual                nologin(5)

NAME         top

       nologin - prevent unprivileged users from logging into the system

DESCRIPTION         top

       If the file /etc/nologin exists and is readable, login(1) will
       allow access only to root.  Other users will be shown the
       contents of this file and their logins will be refused.  This
       provides a simple way of temporarily disabling all unprivileged

FILES         top


SEE ALSO         top

       login(1), shutdown(8)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux man-pages 6.9.1          2024-05-02                     nologin(5)

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