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I'm in the process of setting up Samba shares for a SOHO network and would like to know whether or not it is safe/advisable to remove a Samba user's Bash Shell startup files (i.e. .bash_logout, .bash_rc, .profile).

Provided that the respective users are not allowed to logon to the system that Samba runs on (their login shell is set to /bin/false), is there any drawback I should be aware off when removing those files?

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It's safe to remove them. They aren't even strictly necessary if someone logs in via a shell, as they are user-specific configs extending or overriding global settings set in e.g. /etc/profile.

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Alright, exactely what I was hoping to hear. – aefxx Apr 5 '13 at 12:27
Not to mention that bash is never used by a user with /bin/false shell. – Lukas Apr 5 '13 at 16:43

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