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shells(4)			 File Formats			     shells(4)

NAME
       shells -	shell database

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/shells

DESCRIPTION
       The  shells  file contains a list of the	shells on the system. Applica-
       tions use this file to determine	whether	a shell	is valid. See getuser-
       shell(3C).  For	each shell a single line should	be present, consisting
       of the shell's path, relative to	root.

       A hash mark (#) indicates the beginning of a comment; subsequent	 char-
       acters  up  to  the end of the line are not interpreted by the routines
       which search the	file. Blank lines are also ignored.

       The  following  default	shells	are  used  by  utilities:   /bin/bash,
       /bin/csh,   /bin/jsh,   /bin/ksh,  /bin/pfcsh,  /bin/pfksh,  /bin/pfsh,
       /bin/sh,	 /bin/tcsh,  /bin/zsh,	/sbin/jsh,  /sbin/sh,	/usr/bin/bash,
       /usr/bin/csh,	  /usr/bin/jsh,	     /usr/bin/ksh,     /usr/bin/pfcsh,
       /usr/bin/pfksh,	 /usr/bin/pfsh,	  and	/usr/bin/sh,	/usr/bin/tcsh,
       /usr/bin/zsh. Note that /etc/shells overrides the default list.

       Invalid	shells	in  /etc/shells	may cause unexpected behavior (such as
       being unable to log in by way of	ftp(1)).

FILES
       /etc/shells	       lists shells on system

SEE ALSO
       vipw(1B), ftpd(1M), sendmail(1M), getusershell(3C), aliases(4)

SunOS 5.10			  4 Jun	2001			     shells(4)

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