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Date:      Wed, 13 Sep 1995 20:59:52 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb@kryten.Atinc.COM>
To:        Michael Beckmann <>
Subject:   Re: ksh as login shell
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <v02130504ac7d29647f38@[]>

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On Thu, 14 Sep 1995, Michael Beckmann wrote:

> I downloaded ksh and wanted to make it my login shell. I tried to use the
> chpass command:
> zit1: {1} chpass -s ksh
> chpass: ksh: non-standard shell
> chpass: /etc/master.passwd: unchanged

	please add ksh, using the full path, to /etc/shells

from `man chpass`

     The shell field is the command interpreter the user prefers.  If the
     shell field is empty, the Bourne shell, /bin/sh, is assumed.  When alter-
     ing a login shell, and not the super-user, the user may not change from a
     non-standard shell or to a non-standard shell.  Non-standard is defined
     as a shell not found in /etc/shells.

very useful for internet service providers and others who host accounts 
that need carefully restricted privleges.

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