shells - shell database
The shells file contains a list of valid shells available on
A shell is a command line interpreter that reads user input
commands. For each shell a single line should be present,
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
which search the file. Blank lines are also ignored.
The chpass(1) program will not let regular users change
shell to one not listed in the shells file. The ftpd(8)
access to users who are not using one of the listed shells.
chpass(1), login(1), getusershell(3), nologin(8)
The shells file format appeared in 4.3BSD-Tahoe.
OpenBSD 3.6 June 5, 1993
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