Subject: Re: What is getty?
To: Paul Goyette <firstname.lastname@example.org (Jonathan Short), email@example.com>
From: Ken Nakata <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/1996 20:16:50
> What do I add to the vipw file? I mean, exactly what text do I add?
> The FAQ was not explicit. It just said to add the name, but what
> else do I do? Also, I don't know what a getty is. What would I do
> to the file /etc/ttys and with what editor should I do it? Thanks,
Next time, fold the lines within 80 columns. A long unbroken line
makes it harder to read.
As for what to add to /etc/passwd using the command vipw, refer to
adduser(8). This is the standard UNIX notation referring to the
on-line manual pages (or man pages): item_name(section_number). You,
then, can look up to the man pages by invoking man command as: "man
section_number item_name". In this case, "man 8 adduser". The man
pages are extremely useful and everything you ever have to know (well,
*almost* everything...) is in them.