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       /sbin/mingetty   [--noclear] [--noreset] [--long-hostname]
       [--no-hostname] [--login login_binary] [--old]
       [--logopts "login_options"] tty [term]


       mingetty  is  a minimal getty for use on virtual consoles.
       Unlike agetty(8), mingetty  is  not  suitable  for  serial
       lines.  For this purpose the usage mgetty(8) is recommend.


              Do not clear the screen before  prompting  for  the
              login name (the screen is normally cleared).

              By  default  the terminal settings will be initial­
              ized to some sane default values.  With this option
              the terminal settings will not be changed.

              By  default  the hostname is only printed until the
              first dot.  With this option enabled, the full text
              from gethostname() is shown.

              By default the hostname will be printed.  With this
              option enabled, no hostname at all will be shown.

       --login login_binary
              Use the login_binary  to  log  in  instead  of  the
              default /bin/login.

       --logopts "login_options"
              Options  that are passed to the login program.  \\u
              is replaced by the  login  name.  Defaults  to  "--
              \\u",  which  is  suitable  for /bin/login.  Please
              read the SECURITY NOTICE below if you want  to  use

       --old  Do not reset the terminal line to standard settings
              and do not hangup the /dev/vcs and  /dev/vcsa  vir­
              tual console memory devices which may remain from a
              former session.  This hangup requires access to the
              /proc file system because the linux kernel does not
              have a revoke() system call.  Please read the SECU­
              RITY NOTICE below if you want to use this.


       If you use the --old be aware  that  remaining  opened  or
       memory  mapped /dev/vcs<#> or /dev/vcsa<#> virtual console
       memory devices provide all infomation of the corresponding
       terminal line /dev/tty<#> to a possible attacker.


       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 cur­
              rently logged in.  \U inserts "n users",  where  as
              \u only inserts "n".

       \v     inserts operating system version (uname -v).


       "Linux eos i386 #1 Tue Mar 19 21:54:09 MET 1996"  was pro­
       duced by putting "\s \n \m \v" into /etc/issue.






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