SHELLS(5)                 (2020-06-09)                  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 dae-
          mons traditionally disallow access to users with shells not
          included in this file.

     FILES
          /etc/shells

     EXAMPLES
          /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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