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NAME

       virt-login-shell - tool to execute a shell within a container matching the users name

SYNOPSIS

       virt-login-shell [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION

       The virt-login-shell program is a setuid shell that is used to join an LXC container that
       matches the user's name.  If the container is not running, virt-login-shell will attempt
       to start the container.  virt-login-shell is not allowed to be run by root.  Normal users
       will get added to a container that matches their username, if it exists, and they are
       configured in /etc/libvirt/virt-login-shell.conf.

       The basic structure of most virt-login-shell usage is:

         virt-login-shell

OPTIONS

       -c CMD
           Instruct the shell to run CMD instead of presenting an interactive shell prompt.

       -h, --help
           Display command line help usage then exit.

       -V, --version
           Display version information then exit.

CONFIG

       By default, virt-login-shell will execute the /bin/sh program for the user.  You can
       modify this behaviour by defining the shell variable in
       /etc/libvirt/virt-login-shell.conf.

       eg.  shell = [ "/bin/bash" ]

       If the 'auto_shell' config option is set then it will attempt to automatically detect the
       shell from /etc/password inside the container. This should only be done if the container
       has a separate /etc directory from the host, otherwise it will end up recursively invoking
       virt-login-shell.

       eg. auto_shell = 1

       By default no users are allowed to use virt-login-shell, if you want to allow certain
       users to use virt-login-shell, you need to modify the allowed_users variable in
       /etc/libvirt/virt-login-shell.conf.

       eg. allowed_users = [ "tom", "dick", "harry" ]

EXIT STATUS

       virt-login-shell normally returns the exit status of the command it executed. If the
       command was killed by a signal, but that signal is not fatal to virt-login-shell, then it
       returns the signal number plus 128.

       Exit status generated by virt-login-shell itself:

       0 An option was used to learn more about this binary.
       125 Generic error before attempting execution of the configured shell; for example, if
       libvirtd is not running.
       126 The configured shell exists but could not be executed.
       127 The configured shell could not be found.

BUGS

       Report any bugs discovered to the libvirt community via the mailing list
       <https://libvirt.org/contact.html> or bug tracker <https://libvirt.org/bugs.html>.
       Alternatively report bugs to your software distributor / vendor.

AUTHORS

         Please refer to the AUTHORS file distributed with libvirt.

         Daniel Walsh <dwalsh at redhat dot com>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Red Hat, Inc., and the authors listed in the libvirt AUTHORS file.

LICENSE

       virt-login-shell is distributed under the terms of the GNU LGPL v2+.  This is free
       software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

SEE ALSO

       virsh(1), <https://libvirt.org/>