NSS usrfiles module
This is a NSS module which can read user information from files
in the same format as
/etc/group stored in
the alternate location
As of version 2.27 the following files will be read by nss_usrfiles:
The sources are copied from the nss_files modules from glibc2 and adjusted for this project.
List the module the
/etc/nsswitch.conf configuration file.
passwd: files usrfiles group: files usrfiles # Other entries follow...
This will try to read files from
/etc first, and under
/usr/etc (using the
Version numbers follow the numbering of the glibc releases from which the sources are taken.
As the sources are taken from glibc, which is distributed under the
terms of the LGPL 2.1, the same applies to the extra bits needed to
See the file COPYING for full text and copying restrictions.