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NAME

       getusershell, setusershell, endusershell - get legal user shells

SYNOPSIS

       #include <unistd.h>

       char *getusershell(void);

       void setusershell(void);

       void endusershell(void);

DESCRIPTION

       The  getusershell()  function  returns  the  next  line  from  the file
       /etc/shells, opening the file if necessary.  The  line  should  contain
       the  pathname  of a valid user shell.  If /etc/shells does not exist or
       is unreadable, getusershell() behaves as if  /bin/sh and /bin/csh  were
       listed in the file.

       The setusershell() function rewinds /etc/shells.

       The endusershell() function closes /etc/shells.

RETURN VALUE

       The getusershell() function returns a NULL pointer on end-of-file.

FILES

       /etc/shells

CONFORMING TO

       4.3BSD

SEE ALSO

       shells(5)