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Re: Things I Don't Understand About Debian



On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 19:33 +0000, Steven Ayre wrote: 
> Normal users will clear screen on logout, root will not.
> 
That was the case in Etch, I'm not sure about Lenny, but both squeeze
and testing/wheezy don't behave like that on my machine.

> 
> 
> On 23 February 2011 22:26, Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> wrote:
> > On 2011-02-23 23:14 +0100, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >
> >> On 02/23/2011 03:11 PM, Carlos Mennens wrote:
> >>> 1. Screen from console is not cleared as root or regular user once you log out.
> >>>
> >>
> >> You're allowed to create /etc/bash.bash_logout which does:
> >> if [ "$SHLVL" = 1 ]; then
> >>     [ -x /usr/bin/clear_console ] && /usr/bin/clear_console -q
> >> fi
> >
> > I would like to add that this snippet has been in /etc/skel/.bash_logout
> > for almost five years, so any user account created on Debian 4.0 or
> > newer should have this already in his home directory.
I'm running testing, that snippet does exist in /etc/skel but like I
said above, I'm not seeing the console being cleared.

Kind regards,
Steven

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