mingetty - minimal getty for consoles


   mingetty    [--noclear]    [--nonewline]    [--noissue]    [--nohangup]
   [--nohostname] [--long-hostname]  [--loginprog=/bin/login]  [--nice=10]
   [--delay=5]  [--chdir=/home]  [--chroot=/chroot] [--autologin username]
   [--loginpause] tty


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


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

          Do not print a newline before writing out /etc/issue.

          Do not output /etc/issue.

          Do  not  call  vhangup() to disable writing to this tty by other

          Do not print the hostname before the login prompt.

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

   --loginprog /bin/login
          Change the login app.

   --nice 10
          Change the priority by calling nice().

   --delay 5
          Sleep this many seconds after startup of mingetty.

   --chdir /home
          Change into this directory before calling the login prog.

   --chroot /chroot
          Call chroot() with this directory name.

   --autologin username
          Log the specified user automatically in  without  asking  for  a
          login name and password. Check the -f option from /bin/login for

          Wait for any key before dropping to the login  prompt.   Can  be
          combined  with  --autologin  to  save  memory by lazily spawning


   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 currently 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   produced    by
   putting "\s \n \m \v" into /etc/issue.


   /etc/issue, /var/run/utmp.


   mgetty(8), agetty(8).


   Copyright    1996  Florian  La  Roche  <laroche@redhat.com>.  Man-page
   written by David Frey <David.Frey@eos.lugs.ch> and Florian La Roche.


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