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Re: Why do system users have shells?

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 20:39, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 12:10:44PM -0700, James Hamilton wrote:
> > I'm curious why system users such as  bin, sys, and  nobody have /bin/sh
> > as a shell instead of a noshell program or /bin/false.
> [snip]
> Possibly because otherwise, you cannot run any shell scripts as that user.
> (This may also apply to more than shell scripts, but I'm not sure about
> that.)

sudo, start-stop-daemon, su -s

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