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Re: How to clear screen before login prompt

Joseph Carter said
> On Tue, Jun 30, 1998 at 09:57:41PM -0500, the lone gunman wrote:
> > > I was trying to do a clear screen after I logout from the console before the login 
> > > prompt appears.
> > > 
> > > Any idea how this can be done? I tried some escape sequence but doesn't 
> > > work.
> > > 
> > > TIA.
> > 
> Here's my /etc/issue file with escapes converted to <'s..
> ---8<--------
> <[H<[J
> Debian GNU/\s (slink) \m kernel \r  <[34;1m\l<[0m
> ---8<--------
> This results in a very clean...
> ----[TOP]----
> Debian GNU/Linux (slink) i486 kernel 2.1.105  tty2
> icarus2 login: _
> -------------
> with ttyX standing out in a nice bright blue color..

There's a lot you can do with the console and escape sequences.
I've played around with it a bit and have come-up with a full-screen
version that uses all of the variables supported by issue (\b, \d, \t, etc)
as well as line-draw characters and color.  I've included it here in case
any one cares to see it. 

Note1:	I 've substituted "%" for real escapes.
Note2:  I've had to change the default console font to Cyr_a8x16 for the
	line draw characters to "work".
Note3:	The Copyright notice isn't even seen since the display is cleared
	almost imediately after.
Note4:	I'd guess this would be enough to severly dork some terminal types
	so I only use this on the console.  (Most of the systems I setup 
	only have a getty on tty1...)
Note5:	Pressing <ENTER> without a user name updates the time and user count
Note6:	The /d variable returns a variable-length result, therefore one line
	is a character "short" 9 days per month. (1st through the 9th)  Looks
	great after that!


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