Re: Let's talk about intermediate release...
Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> I think some people may not be happy about them, is there an option to
> deactivate the login shell? I just ask for completeness, I am happy to have
> it active as default.
It is universally agreed that this is an important thing. The way you
do it is specify the shell for the pseudo-user `login' to be something
other than /bin/bash. In particular, if you set the shell for `login'
to be /bin/loginpr, then you will get the traditional prompting
version of login.
A no-uid login does a complete login for the password file entry
`login' (except that the UID and GID for that entry are ignored).
What getty starts on a new terminal line is a UID-free login. So
whatever the shell is for the pseudo-user `login' is what you get when
a terminal first goes live.
Normally that's /bin/bash, but users are free to change it to