SHELLS(5)                 NetBSD File Formats Manual                 SHELLS(5)

NAME
     shells -- shell database

DESCRIPTION
     The shells file contains a list of the shells on the system.  It can be
     used in conjunction with the Hesiod domain `shells', and the NIS map
     `shells', as controlled by nsswitch.conf(5).

     For each shell a single line should be present, consisting of the shell's
     path, relative to root.

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

FILES
     /etc/shells  The shells file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO
     chsh(1), getusershell(3), nsswitch.conf(5)

HISTORY
     The shells file format appeared in 4.3BSD-Tahoe.

     The Hesiod and NIS support first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

NetBSD 5.1                     January 16, 1999                     NetBSD 5.1

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