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Linux 2.6 - man page for shells (linux section 5)

SHELLS(5)			    Linux Programmer's Manual				SHELLS(5)

NAME
       shells - pathnames of valid login shells

DESCRIPTION
       /etc/shells  is a text file which contains the full pathnames of valid login shells.  This
       file is consulted by chsh(1) and available to be queried by other programs.

       Be aware that there are programs which consult this file to find out if a user is a normal
       user;  for  example,  FTP  daemons  traditionally disallow access to users with shells not
       included in this file.

FILES
       /etc/shells

EXAMPLE
       /etc/shells may contain the following paths:

	      /bin/sh
	      /bin/bash
	      /bin/csh

SEE ALSO
       chsh(1), getusershell(3)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A  description  of  the
       project,     and    information	  about    reporting	bugs,	 can	be    found    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

					    2012-12-31					SHELLS(5)


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