Subject: Re: POLL: wscons hotkeys
To: None <M.Drochner@fz-juelich.de>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/17/1999 12:34:55
> Soren S. Jorvang proposed to make this analogy even closer
> by binding another function to C-A-Bcksp: one which closes
> all file descriptors on this terminal, thus killing the
> login session immediately. This could provide a "trusted path"
What about binding the "trusted path" functionality to control-alt-delete
(as opposed to control-alt-backspace). Many DOS and Wintel users expect
control-alt-delete to reboot or to get them a prompt from some trusted
part of the OS.
> The other question is what an appropriate key binding for
> the simple "reset emulator" function would be.
> Function keys like "break" and "SysRq" might not be present
> on all keyboards.
--apb (Alan Barrett)