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



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.   E.g.:  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/csh

SEE ALSO
       chsh(1), getusershell(3)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



                                  1993-11-21                         SHELLS(5)