Conor P. Cahill cpcahil at virtech.uucp
Sat Dec 2 13:49:51 AEST 1989

In article <628454203.18188 at>, dab at (Danny Boulet) writes:
> In article <1989Nov28.134104.6252 at virtech.uucp> cpcahil at virtech.uucp (Conor P. Cahill) writes:
> >A clean way to do this is to use a little known function of login (yes, it 
> >is documented).  If login sees an * as the login shell for a particular user,
> >it will chroot to the user's directory and re-execute /etc/login.
> Interesting.  What versions of UNIX support this?

I have found it documented back to System V Release 2.1.  I don't know
where it started.  I never noticed it until I was working on some
modifications to login in system V Release 3.

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