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       syslogout - modular centralized shell logout mechanism


       syslogout  is  a generic approach to enable centralized shell logout actions for all users
       of a given system in a modular and centralized way mostly aimed at avoiding work for  lazy
       sysadmins.  It has only been tested to work with the bash shell.

       It  basically  consists of the small /etc/syslogout shell script which invokes other small
       shell scripts  having  a  .bash  suffix  which  are  contained  in  the  /etc/syslogout.d/
       directory.   The  system  administrator can drop in any script he wants without any naming
       convention other than that the scripts need to have a .bash  suffix  to  enable  automagic
       sourcing by the /etc/syslogout script.

       For  shell  sessions,  the contents of /etc/syslogout.d/" will be sourced by every user at
       logout if the following lines are present in his $HOME/.bash_logout:

           if [ -f /etc/syslogout ]; then
               . /etc/syslogout

       If used for X sessions it is advisable to include the former  statement  into  the  Xreset
       script  of  the  X display manager instead to prevent that closing of an terminal emulator
       window yields unexpected results in your running X session if your X11  terminal  emulator
       is using a login shell.  Be sure then to run it under the user-id of the X session's user.
       See the example files in /usr/share/doc/syslogout/ for illustration.

       Users not wanting /etc/syslogout to be sourced for their environment  can  easily  disable
       it's  automatic  mechanism.   It  can  be disabled by simply creating an empty file called
       $HOME/.nosyslogout in the user's home directory using e.g. the touch(1) command.

       Any single configuration file in /etc/syslogout.d/ can simply be overridden by any user by
       creating a private $HOME/.syslogout.d/ directory which may contain a user's own version of
       any configuration file to be sourced instead of the system default.  It's names have  just
       to  match  exactly  the  system's  default  /etc/syslogout.d/  configuration files.  Empty
       versions of these files  contained  in  the  $HOME/.syslogout.d/  directory  automatically
       disable sourcing of the system wide version.

       Naturally,  users  can  add  and  include  their  own  private scripts to be automagically
       executed by /etc/syslogout at logout time.


       There are no options other than those dictated by shell conventions.  Anything is  defined
       within the configuration scripts themselves.


       The README files and configuration examples contained in /usr/share/doc/syslogout/ and the
       manual page for  bash(1),  xdm(1x),  xdm.options(5),  and  wdm(1x).   Recommended  further
       reading is everything related with shell programming.

       If  you  need  a  similar mechanism for executing code at login time check out the related
       package sysprofile(8) which is a very close companion to syslogout.


       syslogout in its current form is mainly restricted to  bash(1)  syntax.   In  fact  it  is
       actually   a  rather  embarrassing quick and dirty hack than anything else - but it works.
       It  serves the practical need to enable a centralized bash configuration  until  something
       better  becomes  available.   Your  constructive criticism in making  this  into something
       better" is very welcome.  Before i forget to mention it: we take patches... ;-)


       syslogout was developed by Paul Seelig <> specifically  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux  system.   Feel free to port it to and use it anywhere else under the conditions
       of either the GNU public license or the BSD license or both.  Better yet, please  help  to
       make it into something more worthwhile than it currently is.