SYNOPSIS

fgetty tty [--noclear] [--long-hostname]

DESCRIPTION

The command fgetty is normally invoked by init(8), opens a tty port, prompts for a login name and invokes the /bin/login command.

OPTIONS

--noclear makes fgetty not clear the screen before displaying the login prompt.

--long-hostname makes fgetty display the full hostname in the login prompt.

FILES

/etc/[email protected] printed before the login prompt
/etc/[email protected] init(8) configuration file
/var/run/[email protected] the system status file

ISSUE ESCAPES

The issue-file (/etc/issue or the file may contain certain escape codes to display the system name, date and time etc. All escape codes consist of a backslash (\) immediately followed by one of the letters explained below.

d

the current date. (eg: 2002-01-19)

s

the system name, the name of the operating system. (eg: Linux)

l

the name of the current tty line. (eg: tty3)

m

the architecture identifier of the machine (eg: i586)

n

the nodename of the machine, also known as the hostname. (eg: sirius)

o

the domainname of the machine. (eg: (none))

r

the release number of the OS. (eg: 2.4.3-i)

t

the current time. (eg: 14:51:51)

u

the number of current users logged in. (eg: 4)

U

the string "1 user" or "<n> users", where <n> is the number of current users logged in. (eg: 4 users)

v

Insert the version of the OS. (eg: #2 Fre Jan 18 23:05:45 CET 2002)

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

[email protected] is set to your hostname
[email protected] is set to linux
[email protected] is set to the current tty line

RETURN VALUES

1 @could not chown/chmod tty device
3 @could not open tty device
4 @not a typewriter
5 @vhangup failed
6 @could not open tty (can't happen)
7 @dup failed
8 @could not exec login
9 @read returned an unexpected error
10 @unprintable character in login name
11 @login name too long (>40)
13 @user name started with a dash
23 @received SIGQUIT

AUTHOR

Felix von Leitner <[email protected]>

Homepage: http://www.fefe.de/fgetty/