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SHELLS(5)			     BSD File Formats Manual				SHELLS(5)

NAME
     shells -- shell database

DESCRIPTION
     The shells file contains a list of the shells on the system.  It can be used in conjunction
     with the Hesiod domain 'shells', and the NIS map 'shells', as controlled by
     nsswitch.conf(5).

     For each shell a single line should be present, consisting of the shell's path, relative to
     root.

     A hash (``#'') indicates the beginning of a comment; subsequent characters up to the end of
     the line are not interpreted by the routines which search the file.  Blank lines are also
     ignored.

FILES
     /etc/shells  The shells file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO
     chsh(1), getusershell(3), nsswitch.conf(5)

HISTORY
     The shells file format appeared in 4.3BSD-Tahoe.

     The Hesiod and NIS support first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

BSD					 January 16, 1999				      BSD
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