A small getty for linux
fgetty tty [--noclear] [--long-hostname]
The command fgetty is normally invoked by init(8), opens a tty port, prompts for a login name and invokes the /bin/login command.
--noclear makes fgetty not clear the screen before displaying the login prompt.
--long-hostname makes fgetty display the full hostname in the login prompt.
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.
the current date. (eg: 2002-01-19)
the system name, the name of the operating system. (eg: Linux)
the name of the current tty line. (eg: tty3)
the architecture identifier of the machine (eg: i586)
the nodename of the machine, also known as the hostname. (eg: sirius)
the domainname of the machine. (eg: (none))
the release number of the OS. (eg: 2.4.3-i)
the current time. (eg: 14:51:51)
the number of current users logged in. (eg: 4)
the string "1 user" or "<n> users", where <n> is the number of current users logged in. (eg: 4 users)
Insert the version of the OS. (eg: #2 Fre Jan 18 23:05:45 CET 2002)
|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|
Felix von Leitner <[email protected]>