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SHELLS

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (5)
Updated: 2012-12-31
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

shells - pathnames of valid login shells  

DESCRIPTION

/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

/etc/shells  

EXAMPLE

/etc/shells may contain the following paths:

/bin/sh
/bin/bash
/bin/csh
 

SEE ALSO

chsh(1), getusershell(3)  

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