MINGETTYSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (8)
Updated: 6 Apr 1996
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NAMEmingetty - minimal getty for consoles
SYNOPSISmingetty [--noclear] [--nonewline] [--noissue] [--nohangup] [--nohostname] [--long-hostname] [--loginprog=/bin/login] [--nice=10] [--delay=5] [--chdir=/home] [--chroot=/chroot] [--autologin username] [--loginpause] tty
DESCRIPTIONmingetty 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.
- Do not clear the screen before prompting for the login name (the screen is normally cleared).
- Do not print a newline before writing out /etc/issue.
- Do not output /etc/issue.
- Do not call vhangup() to disable writing to this tty by other applications.
- Do not print the hostname before the login prompt.
- By default the hostname is only printed until the first dot. With this option enabled, the full text from gethostname() is shown.
- --loginprog /bin/login
- Change the login app.
- --nice 10
- Change the priority by calling nice().
- --delay 5
- Sleep this many seconds after startup of mingetty.
- --chdir /home
- Change into this directory before calling the login prog.
- --chroot /chroot
- Call chroot() with this directory name.
- --autologin username
- Log the specified user automatically in without asking for a login name and password. Check the -f option from /bin/login for this.
- Wait for any key before dropping to the login prompt. Can be combined with --autologin to save memory by lazily spawning shells.
ISSUE ESCAPESmingetty recognizes the following escapes sequences which might be embedded in the /etc/issue file:
- insert current day (localtime),
- insert line on which mingetty is running,
- inserts machine architecture (uname -m),
- inserts machine's network node hostname (uname -n),
- inserts domain name,
- inserts operating system release (uname -r),
- insert current time (localtime),
- inserts operating system name,
- resp. \U the current number of users which are currently logged in. \U inserts "n users", where as \u only inserts "n".
- 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.
SEE ALSOmgetty(8), agetty(8).
AUTHORCopyright © 1996 Florian La Roche <email@example.com>. Man-page written by David Frey <David.Frey@eos.lugs.ch> and Florian La Roche.
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