Whats the deal with nologin being a shell script

Norbert Lange nolange79 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 22:33:38 UTC 2020

Am Fr., 26. Juni 2020 um 00:25 Uhr schrieb Eli Schwartz
<eschwartz at archlinux.org>:
> On 6/25/20 6:13 PM, Norbert Lange wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Seeing that this is pretty much the only embedded-script applet
> > (pulling in that feature and requiring a few other applets), with the
> > recent commits getting it to work in single-app mode, I am curious to
> > why?
> >
> > Seems to go against busybox usual minimalism.
> It's a demo, intended to demonstrate how the system works rather than be
> genuinely useful.

/sbin/nologin is usually the default shell for system-users, so I
would not call that useless.

> Just don't enabe it, I guess. ;)

Maybe I would like to have it, but don't have a need for the busybox shell.


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