shells — pathnames of valid login shells
/etc/shells is a text file
which contains the full pathnames of valid login shells. This
file is consulted by chsh(1) and available to be
queried by other programs.
Be aware that there are programs which consult this file to find out if a user is a normal user; for example, FTP daemons traditionally disallow access to users with shells not included in this file.
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Modified Sat Jul 24 17:11:07 1993 by Rik Faith (faithcs.unc.edu)
Modified Sun Nov 21 10:49:38 1993 by Michael Haardt
Modified Sun Feb 26 15:09:15 1995 by Rik Faith (faithcs.unc.edu)