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BSD 2.11 - man page for gettytab (bsd section 5)

GETTYTAB(5)					 File Formats Manual					  GETTYTAB(5)

NAME
gettytab - terminal configuration data base
SYNOPSIS
/etc/gettytab
DESCRIPTION
Gettytab is a simplified version of the termcap(5) data base used to describe terminal lines. The initial terminal login process getty(8) accesses the gettytab file each time it starts, allowing simpler reconfigura- tion of terminal characteristics. Each entry in the data base is used to describe one class of terminals. There is a default terminal class, default, that is used to set global defaults for all other classes. (That is, the default entry is read, then the entry for the class required is used to override particular settings.)
CAPABILITIES
Refer to termcap(5) for a description of the file layout. The default column below lists defaults obtained if there is no entry in the table obtained, nor one in the special default table. Name Type Default Description ap bool false terminal uses any parity bk str 0377 alternate end of line character (input break) cb bool false use crt backspace mode ce bool false use crt erase algorithm ck bool false use crt kill algorithm cl str NULL screen clear sequence co bool false console - add \n after login prompt ds str ^Y delayed suspend character dx bool false set DECCTLQ ec bool false leave echo OFF ep bool false terminal uses even parity er str ^? erase character et str ^D end of text (EOF) character ev str NULL initial enviroment f0 num unused tty mode flags to write messages f1 num unused tty mode flags to read login name f2 num unused tty mode flags to leave terminal as fl str ^O output flush character hc bool false do NOT hangup line on last close he str NULL hostname editing string hf bool false enable hardware (rts/cts) flow control hn str hostname hostname ht bool false terminal has real tabs ig bool false ignore garbage characters in login name im str NULL initial (banner) message in str ^C interrupt character is num unused input speed kl str ^U kill character lc bool false terminal has lower case lm str login: login prompt ln str ^V ``literal next'' character lo str /bin/login program to exec when name obtained nl bool false terminal has (or might have) a newline character nx str default next table (for auto speed selection) op bool false terminal uses odd parity os num unused output speed pc str \0 pad character pe bool false use printer (hard copy) erase algorithm pf num 0 delay between first prompt and following flush (seconds) ps bool false line connected to a MICOM port selector qu str ^\ quit character rp str ^R line retype character rw bool false do NOT use raw for input, use cbreak sp num unused line speed (input and output) su str ^Z suspend character tc str none table continuation to num 0 timeout (seconds) tt str NULL terminal type (for enviroment) ub bool false do unbuffered output (of prompts etc) we str ^W word erase character xc bool false do NOT echo control chars as ^X xf str ^S XOFF (stop output) character xn str ^Q XON (start output) character If no line speed is specified, speed will not be altered from that which prevails when getty is entered. Specifying an input or output speed will override line speed for stated direction only. Terminal modes to be used for the output of the message, for input of the login name, and to leave the termi- nal set as upon completion, are derived from the boolean flags specified. If the derivation should prove inadequate, any (or all) of these three may be overriden with one of the f0, f1, or f2 numeric specifications, which can be used to specify (usually in octal, with a leading '0') the exact values of the flags. Local (new tty) flags are set in the top 16 bits of this (32 bit) value. Should getty receive a null character (presumed to indicate a line break) it will restart using the table indicated by the nx entry. If there is none, it will re-use its original table. The cl screen clear string may be preceded by a (decimal) number of milliseconds of delay required (a la term- cap). This delay is simulated by repeated use of the pad character pc. The initial message, and login message, im and lm may include the character sequence %h or %t to obtain the hostname or tty name respectively. (%% obtains a single '%' character.) The hostname is normally obtained from the system, but may be set by the hn table entry. In either case it may be edited with he. The he string is a sequence of characters, each character that is neither '@' nor '#' is copied into the final host- name. A '@' in the he string, causes one character from the real hostname to be copied to the final hostname. A '#' in the he string, causes the next character of the real hostname to be skipped. Surplus '@' and '#' characters are ignored. When getty execs the login process, given in the lo string (usually "/bin/login"), it will have set the envi- roment to include the terminal type, as indicated by the tt string (if it exists). The ev string, can be used to enter additional data into the environment. It is a list of comma separated strings, each of which will presumably be of the form name=value. If a non-zero timeout is specified, with to, then getty will exit within the indicated number of seconds, either having received a login name and passed control to login, or having received an alarm signal, and exited. This may be useful to hangup dial in lines. Output from getty is even parity unless op is specified. Op may be specified with ap to allow any parity on input, but generate odd parity output. Note: this only applies while getty is being run, terminal driver lim- itations prevent a more complete implementation. Getty does not check parity of input characters in RAW mode.
SEE ALSO
login(1), termcap(5), getty(8).
BUGS
The special characters (erase, kill, etc.) are reset to system defaults by login(1). In all cases, '#' or '^H' typed in a login name will be treated as an erase character, and '@' will be treated as a kill character. The delay stuff is a real crock. It has been removed from the system entirely. The he capability is stupid. Termcap format is horrid, something more rational should have been chosen. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution March 28, 1997 GETTYTAB(5)


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