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 gettydefs(4)                                                   gettydefs(4)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      gettydefs - speed and terminal settings used by getty

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The /etc/gettydefs file contains information used by getty to set up
      the speed and terminal settings for a line (see getty(1M)).  It
      supplies information on what the login prompt should look like.  It
      also supplies the speed to try next if the user indicates the current
      speed is not correct by typing a Break character.

      Each entry in /etc/gettydefs has the following format:

           label# initial-flags # final-flags # login-prompt #next-label

      Each entry is followed by a blank line.  The various fields can
      contain quoted characters of the form \b, \n, \c, etc., as well as
      \nnn, where nnn is the octal value of the desired character.  The
      various fields are:

      label          This is the string against which getty tries to match
                     its second argument.  It is often the speed, such as
                     1200, at which the terminal is supposed to run, but it
                     need not be (see below).

      initial-flags  These flags are the initial ioctl() settings to which
                     the terminal is to be set if a terminal type is not
                     specified to getty (see ioctl(2)).  The flags that
                     getty understands are the same as the ones listed in
                     /usr/include/sys/termio.h (see termio(7)).  Normally
                     only the speed flag is required in the initial-flags.
                     getty automatically sets the terminal to raw input mode
                     and takes care of most of the other flags.  The
                     initial-flag settings remain in effect until getty
                     executes login.

      final-flags    These flags take the same values as the initial-flags
                     and are set just before getty executes login.  The
                     speed flag is again required.  The composite flag SANE
                     takes care of most of the other flags that need to be
                     set so that the processor and terminal are
                     communicating in a rational fashion.  The other two
                     commonly specified final-flags are TAB3, so that tabs
                     are sent to the terminal as spaces, and HUPCL, so that
                     the line is hung up on the final close.

      login-prompt   This entire field is printed as the login-prompt.
                     Unlike the above fields where white space is ignored (a
                     space, tab or new-line), they are included in the
                     login-prompt field.

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 gettydefs(4)                                                   gettydefs(4)

      next-label     If this entry does not specify the desired speed,
                     indicated by the user typing a Break character, getty
                     searches for the entry with next-label as its label
                     field and set up the terminal for those settings.
                     Usually, a series of speeds are linked together in this
                     fashion, into a closed set.  For example, 2400 linked
                     to 1200, which in turn is linked to 300, which finally
                     is linked to 2400.

      If getty is called without a second argument, the first entry of
      /etc/gettydefs is used, thus making the first entry of /etc/gettydefs
      the default entry.  It is also used if getty cannot find the specified
      label.  If /etc/gettydefs itself is missing, there is one entry built
      into the command which brings up a terminal at 300 baud.

      It is strongly recommended that after making or modifying
      /etc/gettydefs, it be run through getty with the check option to
      ensure that there are no errors.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      The following two lines show an example of 300/1200 baud toggle, which
      is useful for dial-up ports:

           1200# B1200 HUPCL # B1200 SANE IXANY IXANY TAB3 #login: #300
           300# B300 HUPCL # B300 SANE IXANY IXANY TAB3 #login: #1200

      The following line shows a typical 9600 baud entry for a hard-wired

           9600# B9600 # B9600 SANE IXANY IXANY ECHOE TAB3 #login: #9600

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      getty(1M), login(1), ioctl(2), termio(7).

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