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Manual Pages  — SHELLS

NAME

shells – shell database

CONTENTS

DESCRIPTION

The shells file contains a list of the shells on the system. 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 characters 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

getusershell(3)

HISTORY

The shells file format appeared in BSD 4.3 tahoe .

SHELLS (5) June 5, 1993

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