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NAME

       issue - pre-login message and identification file

DESCRIPTION

       The  file  /etc/issue is a text file which contains a message or system
       identification to be printed before the login prompt.  It  may  contain
       various  @char  and  \char  sequences,  if  supported by the getty-type
       program employed on the system.

FILES

       /etc/issue

SEE ALSO

       motd(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)

COLOPHON

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