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issue(4)						     Kernel Interfaces Manual							  issue(4)

issue - Issue identification file DESCRIPTION
The /etc/issue file is a freely formatted ASCII file. If present, the getty program reads this file and writes its contents to any termi- nal spawned or respawned from the /etc/inittab file prior to writing the login prompt string specified in the /etc/gettydefs file. If the /etc/issue file is present and the /etc/ file is not, the telnetd daemon reads this file and writes its contents over a new telnet connection prior to starting the login dialog. Use this file to store messages that are longer than the message field for entries in the /etc/gettydefs file. Note You must be aware of the size limits of all potential output devices as you create /etc/issue messages. Some devices (for example, small screens) might not hold the messages you enter into the file and will truncate the messages. FILES
Specifies the path name for the file. RELATED INFORMATION
Commands: getty(8), telnetd(8). Files: delim off issue(4)

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PAM_ISSUE(8)							 Linux-PAM Manual						      PAM_ISSUE(8)

pam_issue - PAM module to add issue file to user prompt SYNOPSIS [noesc] [issue=issue-file-name] DESCRIPTION
pam_issue is a PAM module to prepend an issue file to the username prompt. It also by default parses escape codes in the issue file similar to some common getty's (using x format). Recognized escapes: d current day l name of this tty m machine architecture (uname -m) machine's network node hostname (uname -n) o domain name of this system release number of operating system (uname -r) current time s operating system name (uname -s) u number of users currently logged in U same as u except it is suffixed with "user" or "users" (eg. "1 user" or "10 users") v operating system version and build date (uname -v) OPTIONS
noesc Turns off escape code parsing. issue=issue-file-name The file to output if not using the default. MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
Only the auth module type is provided. RETURN VALUES
PAM_BUF_ERR Memory buffer error. PAM_IGNORE The prompt was already changed. PAM_SERVICE_ERR A service module error occurred. PAM_SUCCESS The new prompt was set successfully. EXAMPLES
Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to set the user specific issue at login: auth optional issue=/etc/issue SEE ALSO
pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8) AUTHOR
pam_issue was written by Ben Collins <>. Linux-PAM Manual 09/19/2013 PAM_ISSUE(8)
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