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NAME

       fgetty - a small getty for linux

SYNOPSIS

       fgetty tty [--noclear] [--long-hostname]

DESCRIPTION

       The  command  fgetty  is normally invoked by init(8), opens a tty port,
       prompts for a login name and invokes the /bin/login command.

OPTIONS

       --noclear makes fgetty not clear the screen before displaying the login
       prompt.

       --long-hostname  makes  fgetty  display  the full hostname in the login
       prompt.

FILES

       /etc/issue       printed before the login prompt
       /etc/inittab     init(8) configuration file
       /var/run/utmp    the system status file

ISSUE ESCAPES

       The issue-file (/etc/issue or the file may contain certain escape codes
       to display the system name, date and time etc. All escape codes consist
       of a backslash (\) immediately followed by one of the letters explained
       below.

       d      the current date. (eg: 2002-01-19)

       s      the system name, the name of the operating system. (eg: Linux)

       l      the name of the current tty line. (eg: tty3)

       m      the architecture identifier of the machine (eg: i586)

       n      the  nodename  of  the machine, also known as the hostname. (eg:
              sirius)

       o      the domainname of the machine. (eg: (none))

       r      the release number of the OS. (eg: 2.4.3-i)

       t      the current time. (eg: 14:51:51)

       u      the number of current users logged in. (eg: 4)

       U      the string "1 user" or "<n> users", where <n> is the  number  of
              current users logged in. (eg: 4 users)

       v      Insert  the  version  of the OS. (eg: #2 Fre Jan 18 23:05:45 CET
              2002)

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       HOST    is set to your hostname
       TERM    is set to linux
       TTY     is set to the current tty line

RETURN VALUES

       1     could not chown/chmod tty device
       3     could not open tty device

       4     not a typewriter
       5     vhangup failed
       6     could not open tty (can’t happen)
       7     dup failed
       8     could not exec login
       9     read returned an unexpected error
       10    unprintable character in login name
       11    login name too long (>40)
       13    user name started with a dash
       23    received SIGQUIT

AUTHOR

       Felix von Leitner <felix-fgetty@fefe.de>

       Homepage: http://www.fefe.de/fgetty/