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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for mingetty (redhat section 8)

MINGETTY(8)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			      MINGETTY(8)

NAME
       mingetty - minimal getty for consoles

SYNOPSIS
       mingetty [--noclear] [--long-hostname] tty

DESCRIPTION
       mingetty  is  a	minimal getty for use on virtual consoles.  Unlike agetty(8), mingetty is
       not suitable for serial lines.  I recommend using mgetty(8) for this purpose.

OPTIONS
       --noclear
	      Do not clear the screen before prompting for the login name (the screen is normally
	      cleared).

       --long-hostname
	      By  default  the	hostname  is  only printed until the first dot.  With this option
	      enabled, the full text from gethostname() is shown.

ISSUE ESCAPES
       mingetty recognizes the following  escapes  sequences  which  might  be	embedded  in  the
       /etc/issue file:

       \d     insert current day (localtime),

       \l     insert line on which mingetty is running,

       \m     inserts machine architecture (uname -m),

       \n     inserts machine's network node hostname (uname -n),

       \o     inserts domain name,

       \r     inserts operating system release (uname -r),

       \t     insert current time (localtime),

       \s     inserts operating system name,

       \u     resp.  \U the current number of users which are currently logged in.  \U inserts "n
	      users", where as \u only inserts "n".

       \v     inserts operating system version (uname -v).

EXAMPLE
       "Linux eos i386 #1 Tue Mar 19 21:54:09 MET 1996" was  produced  by  putting  "\s \n \m \v"
       into /etc/issue.

FILES
       /etc/issue, /var/run/utmp.

SEE ALSO
       mgetty(8), agetty(8).

AUTHOR
       Copyright  (C)  1996 Florian La Roche <florian@suse.de> or <florian@jurix.jura.uni-sb.de>.
       Man-page written by David Frey <David.Frey@eos.lugs.ch> and Florian La Roche.

Debian-Local				    6 Apr 1996				      MINGETTY(8)


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