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zsh(1) [bsd man page]

ZSH(1)							      General Commands Manual							    ZSH(1)

NAME
zsh - the Z shell SYNOPSIS
/usr/sfw/bin/zsh DESCRIPTION
Zsh was originally installed as /usr/bin/zsh, but has been moved to /usr/sfw/bin/zsh to match its status as an External utility. This means that it is not controlled by Sun, and incompatibilities may be introduced in any release (see attributes(5)). This manual page is a placeholder for the original; the new manual page can be found in /usr/sfw/share/man. To view the page, specify the alternate path to the man command on the command line: man -M /usr/sfw/share/man zsh or by putting /usr/sfw/share/man in the MANPATH environment variable. SEE ALSO
attributes(5). June 18, 2003 ZSH(1)

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getusershell(3C)					   Standard C Library Functions 					  getusershell(3C)

NAME
getusershell, setusershell, endusershell - get legal user shells SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> char *getusershell(void); void setusershell(void); void endusershell(void); DESCRIPTION
The getusershell() function returns a pointer to a legal user shell as defined by the system manager in the file /etc/shells. If /etc/shells does not exist, the following locations of the standard system shells are used in its place: /bin/bash /bin/csh /bin/jsh /bin/ksh /bin/ksh93 /bin/pfcsh /bin/pfksh /bin/pfsh /bin/sh /bin/tcsh /bin/zsh /sbin/jsh /sbin/pfsh /sbin/sh /usr/bin/bash /usr/bin/csh /usr/bin/jsh /usr/bin/ksh /usr/bin/ksh93 /usr/bin/pfcsh /usr/bin/pfksh /usr/bin/pfsh /usr/bin/sh /usr/bin/tcsh /usr/bin/zsh /usr/sfw/bin/zsh /usr/xpg4/bin/sh The getusershell() function opens the file /etc/shells, if it exists, and returns the next entry in the list of shells. The setusershell() function rewinds the file or the list. The endusershell() function closes the file, frees any memory used by getusershell() and setusershell(), and rewinds the file /etc/shells. RETURN VALUES
The getusershell() function returns a null pointer on EOF. BUGS
All information is contained in memory that may be freed with a call to endusershell(), so it must be copied if it is to be saved. NOTES
Restricted shells should not be listed in /etc/shells. SunOS 5.11 1 Nov 2007 getusershell(3C)

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