GETUSERSHELL

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
FILES
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO

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

BSD 4.3

SEE ALSO

shells(5)