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TTYS(5) 										  TTYS(5)

       ttys - terminal initialization data

       The  ttys  file is read by the init program and specifies which terminal special files are
       to have a process created for them which will allow people to log  in.	It  contains  one
       line per special file.

       The  first  character  of  a  line  is either `0' or `1'; the former causes the line to be
       ignored, the latter causes it to be effective.  The second character is used as	an  argu-
       ment  to  getty(8),  which performs such tasks as baud-rate recognition, reading the login
       name, and calling login.  For normal lines, the character is `0'; other characters can  be
       used,  for  example,  with  hard-wired terminals where speed recognition is unnecessary or
       which have special characteristics.  (Getty will have to be fixed  in  such  cases.)   The
       remainder of the line is the terminal's entry in the device directory, /dev.


       init(8), getty(8), login(1)

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