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SHELLS(5)               Linux Programmer's Manual              SHELLS(5)

NAME         top

       shells - pathnames of valid login shells

DESCRIPTION         top

       /etc/shells is a text file which contains the full pathnames of
       valid login shells.  This file is consulted by chsh(1) and
       available to be queried by other programs.

       Be aware that there are programs which consult this file to find
       out if a user is a normal user; for example, FTP daemons
       traditionally disallow access to users with shells not included
       in this file.

FILES         top


EXAMPLES         top

       /etc/shells may contain the following paths:


SEE ALSO         top

       chsh(1), getusershell(3), pam_shells(8)

COLOPHON         top

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                               2020-06-09                      SHELLS(5)

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