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Linux / Unix Command: nologin
Command Library


nologin - prevent non-root users from logging into the system  


If the file /etc/nologin exists, login(1) will allow access only to root. Other users will be shown the contents of this file and their logins will be refused.  


login(1), shutdown(8)

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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