nologin



NOLOGIN(8)                BSD System Manager’s Manual               NOLOGIN(8)


NAME

     nologin - politely refuse a login


SYNOPSIS

     nologin


DESCRIPTION

     nologin displays a message that an account is not available and exits
     non-zero.  It is intended as a replacement shell field for accounts that
     have been disabled.

     If the file /etc/nologin.txt exists, nologin displays its contents to the
     user instead of the default message.


SEE ALSO

     login(1)


HISTORY

     The nologin command appeared in 4.4BSD.

BSD                            February 15, 1997                           BSD

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