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Re: gettty

On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 07:58:20AM -0800, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> On 29-Mar-2002 Lars Roland Kristiansen wrote:
> > One thing i always change in debian is the gettty lines in /etc/inittab
> > so it clears the screen, is there any reason why this is not default, i
> > know a lot of useres who change it.
> > 
> > just add -I '\033[2j\033[f' to /sbin/gettty
> because screen clearing with getty is a hack, as you demonstrate.  IF you
> really want that behaviour, use mingetty and get it for free along with a
> smaller footprint.

Not to meantion some people (like me) who find the screen clearing
irritating and attempt to disable it wherever possible.

(.bash_logout on redhat machines being the major culprit)
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Ignorance continues to thrive when intelligent people choose to do
> nothing.  Speaking out against censorship and ignorance is the imperative
> of all intelligent people.

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