GETUSERSHELL(3) Library Functions Manual GETUSERSHELL(3)NAME
getusershell, setusershell, endusershell - get legal user shells
Getusershell returns a pointer to a legal user shell as defined by the system manager in the file /etc/shells. If /etc/shells is unread-
able or does not exist, getusershell behaves as if /bin/sh and /bin/csh were listed in the file.
Getusershell reads the next line (opening the file if necessary); setusershell rewinds the file; endusershell closes it.
SEE ALSO shells(5)DIAGNOSTICS
The routine getusershell returns a null pointer (0) on EOF.
All information is contained in a static area so it must be copied if it is to be saved.
4.3 Berkeley Distribution November 30, 1988 GETUSERSHELL(3)
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GETUSERSHELL(3) BSD Library Functions Manual GETUSERSHELL(3)NAME
getusershell, setusershell, endusershell -- get valid user shells
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
The getusershell() function returns a pointer to a valid user shell as defined by the system manager in the shells database as described in
shells(5). If the shells database is not available, getusershell() behaves as if /bin/sh and /bin/csh were listed.
The getusershell() function reads the next line (opening the file if necessary); setusershell() rewinds the file; endusershell() closes it.
The routine getusershell() returns a null pointer (0) on EOF.
SEE ALSO nsswitch.conf(5), shells(5)HISTORY
The getusershell() function appeared in 4.3BSD.
The getusershell() function leaves its result in an internal static object and returns a pointer to that object. Subsequent calls to
getusershell() will modify the same object.
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