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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for nologin (redhat section 8)

NOLOGIN(8)			   BSD System Manager's Manual			       NOLOGIN(8)

NAME
     nologin -- politely refuse a login

SYNOPSIS
     nologin

DESCRIPTION
     nologin displays a message that an account is not available and exits non-zero.  It is
     intended as a replacement shell field for accounts that have been disabled.

     If the file /etc/nologin.txt exists, nologin displays its contents to the user instead of
     the default message.

SEE ALSO
     login(1)

HISTORY
     The nologin command appeared in 4.4BSD.

BSD					February 15, 1997				      BSD


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