Re: login clear screen
On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Ethan Benson wrote:
> : hello,
> : I searched the archives and did not find anything on this...
> : on redhat the login program clears the screen when it is spawned or
> : when too many login failures occur etc, this leaves the consoles
> : cleared displaying just a single login prompt. personally I like
> : this, and miss it in Debian (to which I am in the process of
> : switching to)
> : I did not find any options for debian's login to clear the screen...
> : (if there is one somewhere i'd like to know)
> : is the clear screen behavior considered annoying or obnoxious by
> : debian folks or is it just that nobody ever implemented it?
> Install package "mingetty" and edit /etc/inittab to taste. I guess
> agetty is the default because it supports console on serial ports - it's
> not clear to me why anything other than mingetty is needed for VCs.
> Nathan Norman
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You can also use the trap command trap EXIT "/usr/bin/clear" .
For more info on that check out the man page or Config-HOWTO, and