Subject: Re: POLL: wscons hotkeys
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/18/1999 22:58:52
On Jan 17, 12:53pm, Andrew Gillham wrote:
} Alan Barrett writes:
} > 
} > 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. 
} I would like something like this:
} 	control-alt-delete	- close all VC's and re-init wscons.
} 	control-alt-backspace 	- terminate use of this VC (logout?)
} 	control-alt-enter	- retrun VC to known terminal state(reset)
} 	control-alt-plus	- increase to next text size (80x43/50/etc)
} 	control-alt-minus	- decrease to next text size
} The -delete once could switch to VC0, and print a "press c-a-d again to
} close all VC's and start over" type of a message.  People coming from the
} DOS/Windows world have c-a-d *BURNED* into their minds.  It is a question
} of *when* they will give the three finger salute, not if.  It would be
} nice if we could embed some kind of query into wscons, so hitting c-a-d
} would give you the option of shutdown/reboot/logout/unwedge console etc.

     Some distributions of Linux use c-a-d as a synonym for shutdown.
Just another datapoint.  The common theme seems to be c-a-d generally
means reboot/shutdown, except on WinNT where it means 'get me a
trusted path to the login screen'.

}-- End of excerpt from Andrew Gillham