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

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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getty - set terminal type, modes, speed, and line discipline SYNOPSIS
/usr/lib/saf/ttymon [-h] [-t timeout] line [ speed [ type [linedisc]]] /usr/lib/saf/ttymon -c file DESCRIPTION
getty sets terminal type, modes, speed, and line discipline. getty is a symbolic link to /usr/lib/saf/ttymon. It is included for compati- bility with previous releases for the few applications that still call getty directly. getty can only be executed by the super-user, (a process with the user ID root). Initially getty prints the login prompt, waits for the user's login name, and then invokes the login command. getty attempts to adapt the system to the terminal speed by using the options and arguments specified on the command line. Without optional arguments, getty specifies the following: The speed of the interface is set to 300 baud, either parity is allowed, NEW- LINE characters are converted to carriage return-line feed, and tab expansion is performed on the standard output. getty types the login prompt before reading the user's name a character at a time. If a null character (or framing error) is received, it is assumed to be the result of the user pressing the BREAK key. This will cause getty to attempt the next speed in the series. The series that getty tries is determined by what it finds in /etc/ttydefs . OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -h If the -h flag is not set, a hangup will be forced by setting the speed to zero before setting the speed to the default or a specified speed. -t timeout Specifies that getty should exit if the open on the line succeeds and no one types anything in timeout seconds. -c file The -c option is no longer supported. Instead use /usr/sbin/sttydefs -l to list the contents of the /etc/ttydefs file and perform a validity check on the file. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: line The name of a TTY line in /dev to which getty is to attach itself. getty uses this string as the name of a file in the /dev directory to open for reading and writing. speed The speed argument is a label to a speed and TTY definition in the file /etc/ttydefs. This definition tells getty at what speed to run initially, what the initial TTY settings are, and what speed to try next, (should the user press the BREAK key to indicate that the speed is inappropriate). The default speed is 300 baud. type and linedisc These options are obsolete and will be ignored. FILES
/etc/ttydefs ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsr | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ct(1C), login(1), sttydefs(1M), ttymon(1M), ioctl(2), attributes(5), tty(7D) SunOS 5.10 14 Sep 1992 getty(1M)

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