shells(5) — Linux manual page


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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