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 5.0_RC4 January 16, 1999 NetBSD 5.0_RC4

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