shells (5)

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)

Information

Source
Linux kernel
OS/version
Source updated
November 26, 2017
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018