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GETTYTAB(5)									      GETTYTAB(5)

       gettytab - terminal configuration data base


       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 reconfiguration 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.)

       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  terminal set as upon completion, are derived from the boolean flags speci-
       fied.  If the derivation should prove inadequate, any (or all) of these three may be over-
       riden  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

       The  cl screen clear string may be preceded by a (decimal) number of milliseconds of delay
       required (a la termcap).  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 hostname.  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.   Sur-
       plus '@' and '#' characters are ignored.

       When getty execs the login process, given in the lo string (usually "/bin/login"), it will
       have set the enviroment 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

       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 limitations prevent a more complete implementation.
       Getty does not check parity of input characters in RAW mode.

       login(1), termcap(5), getty(8).

       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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