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Re: clear screen on logout

Karl Ferguson wrote:
> At 09:50 AM 29/04/97 -0700, Ryan Shaw wrote:
> >i've looked through the archives and haven't found an answer as of yet.
> >i'd like the screen cleared on logout and the login prompt to appear at
> >the top.  i've worked around this by using an alias in bashrc, but i'm
> >sure there is a better way.
> >
> >any ideas?
> Best way (the way I do it) is to do this:
> clear > /etc/motd
> However, make sure you make a backup copy of your original MOTD so you can
> then edit the file and after all the ascii characters put it back.

mgetty, agetty & mingetty use /etc/issue (by default, though this
is of course configurable for mgetty and agetty) rather than motd.
(I wonder what uses /etc/motd?) So, you can run (as root, of course):

clear >> /etc/issue

(no need to save original issue, as ">>" appends to the file rather
than writing over it).

Jens B. Jorgensen

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