Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (5)
shells - pathnames of valid login shells
is a text file which contains the full pathnames of valid login shells.
This file is consulted by
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;
FTP daemons traditionally
disallow access to users with shells not included in this file.
may contain the following paths:
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