nologin man page

nologin ā€” prevent unprivileged users from logging into the system


If the file /etc/nologin exists and is readable, login(1) will allow access only to root. Other users will be shown the contents of this file and their logins will be refused. This provides a simple way of temporarily disabling all unprivileged logins.



See Also

login(1), shutdown(8)


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2017-09-15 Linux Programmer's Manual