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SECURETTY(5)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			     SECURETTY(5)

       securetty - file which lists terminals from which root can log in

       The  file  /etc/securetty  is  used by (some versions of) login(1).  The file contains the
       device names of terminal lines (one per line, without leading  /dev/)  on  which  root  is
       allowed to login.  See login.defs(5) if you use the shadow suite.


       login(1), login.defs(5)

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Linux					    1992-12-29				     SECURETTY(5)
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