Subject: Re: /etc/issue [& /etc/issue.net]
To: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/28/2003 07:30:50
On Monday, July 21, 2003, at 02:25 PM, Matt Thomas wrote:
> I'm planning on adding support for /etc/issue (gettytab) &
> /etc/issue.net (everything else) to NetBSD. These files contain
> *uninterpreted* text to be written before issuing the login: prompt.
> While gettytab(5) can provide that functionality now, inconvenient to
> use (especially for scripts or programs).
Support for /etc/issue already exists... see the "if" entry in gettytab.
> This also gives NetBSD equivalent functionality to HPUX, Solaris,
> Linux, Tru64, and other modern Unix-like operating systems.
Heh, and plenty of non-modern ones... /etc/issue has existed on System
V for a fairly long time :-)
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>