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shells(4)                        File Formats                        shells(4)



NAME
       shells - shell database

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/shells

DESCRIPTION
       The  shells  file contains a list of the shells on the system. Applica-
       tions use this file to determine whether a shell is valid. See getuser-
       shell(3C).  For  each shell a single line should be present, consisting
       of the shell's path, relative to root.

       A hash mark (#) indicates the beginning of a comment; subsequent  char-
       acters  up  to  the end of the line are not interpreted by the routines
       which search the file. Blank lines are also ignored.

       The  following  default  shells  are  used  by  utilities:   /bin/bash,
       /bin/csh,   /bin/jsh,   /bin/ksh,  /bin/pfcsh,  /bin/pfksh,  /bin/pfsh,
       /bin/sh,  /bin/tcsh,  /bin/zsh,  /sbin/jsh,  /sbin/sh,   /usr/bin/bash,
       /usr/bin/csh,      /usr/bin/jsh,      /usr/bin/ksh,     /usr/bin/pfcsh,
       /usr/bin/pfksh,   /usr/bin/pfsh,   and   /usr/bin/sh,    /usr/bin/tcsh,
       /usr/bin/zsh. Note that /etc/shells overrides the default list.

       Invalid  shells  in  /etc/shells may cause unexpected behavior (such as
       being unable to log in by way of ftp(1)).

FILES
       /etc/shells             lists shells on system



SEE ALSO
       vipw(1B), ftpd(1M), sendmail(1M), getusershell(3C), aliases(4)



SunOS 5.10                        4 Jun 2001                         shells(4)