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Introduction to GNU/Linux
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Logging in, Session, Logging out

To use the system, a user must have an account on it. Basically, an account is a login, a password, and a personal home directory.

A user identifies himself to the system by typing his login and password when they are requested (by a virtual console, or by a graphical program called a display manager):

Logging in is the beginning of a user session. Sessions end when users log out.

Terminate a login shell.
Terminate a login or a non login shell.

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