shells

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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), pam_shells(8)

COLOPHON
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                                  2017-11-26                         SHELLS(5)