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NOLOGIN(8)                BSD System Manager's Manual               NOLOGIN(8)

NAME
     nologin -- politely refuse a login

SYNOPSIS
     nologin

DESCRIPTION
     Nologin displays a message that an account is not available and exits
     non-zero.  It is intended as a replacement shell field for accounts that
     have been disabled.

     If the file /etc/nologin.txt exists, nologin displays its contents to the
     user instead of the default message.

SEE ALSO
     login(1)

HISTORY
     The nologin command appeared in 4.4BSD.

BSD                            February 15, 1997                           BSD