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issue(4) [opensolaris man page]

issue(4)							   File Formats 							  issue(4)

NAME
issue - issue identification file DESCRIPTION
The file /etc/issue contains the issue or project identification to be printed as a login prompt. issue is an ASCII file that is read by program ttymon and then written to any terminal spawned or respawned, prior to the normal prompt. FILES
/etc/issue SEE ALSO
login(1), ttymon(1M) SunOS 5.11 2 Jan 2002 issue(4)

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getty(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  getty(8)

NAME
getty - Sets the terminal type, modes, speed, and line discipline SYNOPSIS
getty [-h] [-t time] line speed_label terminal line_discipline getty -c file FLAGS
Hold the carrier during the initialization phase;do not hang up. Set the time period to the specified number of seconds. Drop the line after that amount of time if nothing is typed. Check the specified gettydefs file. DESCRIPTION
The getty command sets and manages terminals by setting up speed, terminal flags, and the line discipline. If command flags are provided, getty adapts the system to those specifications. getty prints the login prompt, waits for the user to enter a username, and invokes the login command. getty uses the /etc/gettydefs file for terminal information. The line argument refers to the device name in /dev. The speed_label argu- ment is a pointer into the /etc/gettydefs file where the definitions for speed and other associated flags are located. The terminal argu- ment specifies the name of the terminal type. The line_discipline argument specifies the name of the line discipline. The second syntax for the getty command provides a check option. When getty is invoked with the -c option and filename argument, it checks the specified file in the same way it scans gettydefs for terminal information, then prints the results to standard output. By default, the getty daemon writes the login string specified in the message field of the /etc/gettydefs file to any terminal spawned or respawned from the /etc/inittab file. If an /etc/issue file present, getty reads the file and writes its contents to the terminal prior to writing the login string specified in the /etc/gettydefs file. FILES
Specifies the command path. Specifies the terminal line database file. Specifies the path name for the issue identification file RELATED INFORMATION
Commands: init(8), login(1), stty(1) Files: issue(4). delim off getty(8)

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