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

NAME
     nologin --	politely refuse	a login

SYNOPSIS
     nologin

DESCRIPTION
     The nologin is intended as	a replacement shell field for accounts that
     have been disabled.

     When executed, nologin first writes about the login attempt to syslog(3)
     and then displays a message that an account is not	available.

     To	disable	all logins, investigate	nologin(5).

EXIT STATUS
     The nologin utility always	exits non-zero.

EXAMPLES
     Here is a demonstration of	executing nologin:

	 $ nologin
	 This account is currently not available.
	 $ tail	-n 1 /var/log/messages
	 Mar 30	21:53:07 example.org nologin[65992]: Attempted login by	beastie	on /dev/pts/18

SEE ALSO
     login(1), nologin(5)

HISTORY
     The nologin utility appeared in 4.4BSD.

FreeBSD	13.0			April 15, 2020			  FreeBSD 13.0

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