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NAME

       mingetty - minimal getty for consoles

SYNOPSIS

       mingetty    [--noclear]    [--nonewline]    [--noissue]    [--nohangup]
       [--nohostname] [--long-hostname]  [--loginprog=/bin/login]  [--nice=10]
       [--delay=5]  [--chdir=/home]  [--chroot=/chroot] [--autologin username]
       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).

       --nonewline
              Do not print a newline before writing out /etc/issue.

       --noissue
              Do not output /etc/issue.

       --nohangup
              Do  not  call  vhangup() to disable writing to this tty by other
              applications.

       --nohostname
              Do not print the hostname before the login prompt.

       --long-hostname
              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.

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     resp.  \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  <laroche@redhat.com>.  Man-page
       written by David Frey <David.Frey@eos.lugs.ch> and Florian La Roche.