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SHELLS(5)                     File Formats Manual                    SHELLS(5)

NAME
     shells -- shell database

DESCRIPTION
     The shells file contains a list of the shells on the system.  It can be
     used in conjunction with the Hesiod domain `shells', and the NIS map
     `shells', as controlled by nsswitch.conf(5).

     For each shell a single line should be present, consisting of the shell's
     path, relative to root.

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

FILES
     /etc/shells  The shells file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO
     chsh(1), getusershell(3), nsswitch.conf(5)

HISTORY
     The shells file format appeared in 4.3BSD-Tahoe.

     The Hesiod and NIS support first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   January 16, 1999                   NetBSD 6.1.5