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Old 06-20-2002
Question how to lock keyboard without using lock command

how can I lock my keyboard while I'm away from the computer without using lock command. What other commands gives me the option to lock keyboard device?
thanks
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Old 06-20-2002
For which OS? Solaris? HP-UX? Linux? Irix? *BSD? AIX? Pls state the OS also with your Kernel.
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Old 06-20-2002
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Originally posted by killerserv
For which OS? Solaris? HP-UX? Linux? Irix? *BSD? AIX? Pls state the OS also with your Kernel.
AIX using tcsh. but it can be done in csh too.

Thanks
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Old 06-20-2002
why don't lock your account?
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Old 06-20-2002
physically prohibit access to keyboard?

Are you talking about physically locking your keyboard? There are hard plastic covers that you can buy, but that is going a little overboard...

If you can use the lock command or logout if it is a telnet session which might be even better than lock.

I don't really understand you need to restrict physical access. Even I am not that paranoid!Smilie
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Old 06-20-2002
Kelam_Magnus, yes, i got a cool idea than yours

bring along your keyboard and mouse when you leaving your computer... HAHA
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Old 06-20-2002
how to lock keyboard without using lock command

You can either Modify your /etc/csh.cshrc and /etc/csh.login file to set a timeout. Else you can set your shell prompt to freeze the screen after certain time or no-activity. I code a csh using autologout : the shell variable can be set to log out or lock the shell after a given number of minutes of inactivity.

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Kelam_Magnus, yes, i got a cool idea than yours
bring along your keyboard and mouse when you leaving your computer... HAHA
trynew: Hope the Explanation can be seen towards more Unix oriented and user friendly on this Forum.
 

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