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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for shells (opensolaris section 4)

shells(4)				   File Formats 				shells(4)

NAME
       shells - shell database

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/shells

DESCRIPTION
       The shells file contains a list of the shells on the system. Applications use this file to
       determine whether a shell is valid. See getusershell(3C). For each  shell  a  single  line
       should be present, consisting of the shell's path, relative to root.

       A  hash mark (#) 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.

       The  following  default	shells	are  used  by  utilities:  /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/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,   and    /usr/bin/sh,
       /usr/bin/tcsh, /usr/bin/zsh, and /usr/sfw/bin/zsh. /etc/shells overrides the default list.

       Invalid shells in /etc/shells could cause unexpected behavior, such as being unable to log
       in by way of ftp(1).

FILES
       /etc/shells    list of shells on system

SEE ALSO
       vipw(1B), ftpd(1M), sendmail(1M), getusershell(3C), aliases(4)

SunOS 5.11				   20 Nov 2007					shells(4)


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