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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       issue - Issue identification file

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  /etc/issue file is a freely formatted ASCII file.  If
       present, the getty program reads this file and writes  its
       contents  to  any  terminal  spawned or respawned from the
       /etc/inittab file prior to writing the login prompt string
       specified in the /etc/gettydefs file.

       If  the  /etc/issue file is present and the /etc/issue.net
       file is not, the telnetd daemon reads this file and writes
       its  contents over a new telnet connection prior to starting
 the login dialog.

       Use this file to store messages that are longer  than  the
       message field for entries in the /etc/gettydefs file.

       You must be aware of the size limits of all potential output
 devices  as  you  create  /etc/issue  messages.   Some
       devices  (for  example,  small screens) might not hold the
       messages you enter into the file  and  will  truncate  the

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies the path name for the file.


       Commands: getty(8), telnetd(8).

       Files: issue.net(4).  delim off

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