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VIRT-LOGIN-SHELL(1) Virtualization Support VIRT-LOGIN-SHELL(1)
virt-login-shell - tool to execute a shell within a container matching the users name
The virt-login-shell program is a setuid shell that is used to join an LXC container that
matches the user's name. If the container is not running, virt-login-shell will attempt
to start the container. virt-sandbox-shell is not allowed to be run by root. Normal
users will get added to a container that matches their username, if it exists, and they
are configured in /etc/libvirt/virt-login-shell.conf.
The basic structure of most virt-login-shell usage is:
Display command line help usage then exit.
Display version information then exit.
By default, virt-login-shell will execute the /bin/sh program for the user. You can
modify this behaviour by defining the shell variable in
eg. shell = [ "/bin/ksh", "--login"]
By default no users are allowed to use virt-login-shell, if you want to allow certain
users to use virt-login-shell, you need to modify the allowed_users variable in
eg. allowed_users = [ "tom", "dick", "harry" ]
Report any bugs discovered to the libvirt community via the mailing list
"http://libvirt.org/contact.html" or bug tracker "http://libvirt.org/bugs.html".
Alternatively report bugs to your software distributor / vendor.
Please refer to the AUTHORS file distributed with libvirt.
Daniel Walsh <dwalsh at redhat dot com>
Copyright (C) 2013 Red Hat, Inc., and the authors listed in the libvirt AUTHORS file.
virt-login-shell is distributed under the terms of the GNU LGPL v2+. This is free
software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
libvirt-1.1.1 2014-06-17 VIRT-LOGIN-SHELL(1)
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