MINGETTY

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ISSUE ESCAPES
EXAMPLE
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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

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 © 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.