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NOLOGIN(5)                Linux Programmer's 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 logins.

FILES         top


SEE ALSO         top

       login(1), shutdown(8)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2017-09-15                       NOLOGIN(5)

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