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The initial terminal login process .Xr getty 8 accesses the .Nm gettytab file each time it starts, allowing simpler reconfiguration of terminal characteristics. Each entry in the data base is used to describe one class of terminals. .Pp There is a default terminal class, .Em default , that is used to set global defaults for all other classes. (That is, the .Em default entry is read, then the entry for the class required is used to override particular settings.) .Sh CAPABILITIES Refer to .Xr termcap 5 for a description of the file layout. The .Em default column below lists defaults obtained if there is no entry in the table obtained, nor one in the special .Em default table. .Bl -column Namexx /usr/bin/login Default .It Sy Name Type Default Description .It "ap bool false terminal uses any parity" .It "bk str 0377 alternate end of line character (input break)" .It "c0 num unused tty control flags to write messages" .It "c1 num unused tty control flags to read login name" .It "c2 num unused tty control flags to leave terminal as" .It "ce bool false use crt erase algorithm" .It "ck bool false use crt kill algorithm" .It "cl str" Ta Dv NULL Ta .No "screen clear sequence" .It "co bool false console - add" .Ql \en after login prompt .It "ds str" Ta So Li ^Y Sc Ta .No "delayed suspend character" .It "dx bool false set" .Dv DECCTLQ .It "ec bool false leave echo" .Tn OFF .It "ep bool false terminal uses even parity" .It "er str" Ta So Li ^? Sc Ta .No "erase character" .It "et str" Ta So Li ^D Sc Ta .No "end of text" .Pq Dv EOF character .It "ev str" Ta Dv NULL Ta .No "initial environment" .It "f0 num unused tty mode flags to write messages" .It "f1 num unused tty mode flags to read login name" .It "f2 num unused tty mode flags to leave terminal as" .It "fl str" Ta So Li ^O Sc Ta .No "output flush character" .It "hc bool false do" .Tn NOT hangup line on last close .It "he str" Ta Dv NULL Ta .No "hostname editing string" .It "hn str hostname hostname" .It "ht bool false terminal has real tabs" .It "i0 num unused tty input flags to write messages" .It "i1 num unused tty input flags to read login name" .It "i2 num unused tty input flags to leave terminal as" .It "ig bool false ignore garbage characters in login name" .It "im str" Ta Dv NULL Ta .No "initial (banner) message" .It "in str" Ta So Li ^C Sc Ta .No "interrupt character" .It "is num unused input speed" .It "kl str" Ta So Li ^U Sc Ta .No "kill character" .It "l0 num unused tty local flags to write messages" .It "l1 num unused tty local flags to read login name" .It "l2 num unused tty local flags to leave terminal as" .It "lc bool false terminal has lower case" .It "lm str login: login prompt" .It "ln str" Ta So Li ^V Sc Ta .No "``literal next'' character" .It "lo str" Ta Pa /usr/bin/login Ta .No "program to exec when name obtained" .It "mb bool false do flow control based on carrier" .It "nl bool false terminal has (or might have) a newline character" .It "np bool false terminal uses no parity (i.e. 8-bit characters)" .It "nx str default next table (for auto speed selection)" .It "o0 num unused tty output flags to write messages" .It "o1 num unused tty output flags to read login name" .It "o2 num unused tty output flags to leave terminal as" .It "op bool false terminal uses odd parity" .It "os num unused output speed" .It "pc str" Ta So Li \e0 Sc Ta .No "pad character" .It "pe bool false use printer (hard copy) erase algorithm" .It "pf num 0 delay" between first prompt and following flush (seconds) .It "ps bool false line connected to a" .Tn MICOM port selector .It "qu str" Ta So Li \&^\e Sc Ta .No "quit character" .It "rp str" Ta So Li ^R Sc Ta .No "line retype character" .It "rw bool false do" .Tn NOT use raw for input, use cbreak .It "sp num unused line speed (input and output)" .It "su str" Ta So Li ^Z Sc Ta .No "suspend character" .It "tc str none table continuation" .It "to num 0 timeout (seconds)" .It "tt str" Ta Dv NULL Ta .No "terminal type (for environment)" .It "ub bool false do unbuffered output (of prompts etc)" .It "we str" Ta So Li ^W Sc Ta .No "word erase character" .It "xc bool false do .Tn NOT echo control chars as .Ql ^X .It "xf str" Ta So Li ^S Sc Ta Dv XOFF (stop output) character .It "xn str" Ta So Li ^Q Sc Ta Dv XON (start output) character .El .Pp The following capabilities are no longer supported by getty(8): .Bl -column Namexx /usr/bin/login Default .It "bd num 0 backspace delay" .It "cb bool false use crt backspace mode" .It "cd num 0 carriage-return delay" .It "fd num 0 form-feed (vertical motion) delay" .It "nd num 0 newline (line-feed) delay" .It "uc bool false terminal is known upper case only" .El .Pp If no line speed is specified, speed will not be altered from that which prevails when getty is entered. Specifying an input or output speed will override line speed for stated direction only. .Pp Terminal modes to be used for the output of the message, for input of the login name, and to leave the terminal set as upon completion, are derived from the boolean flags specified. If the derivation should prove inadequate, any (or all) of these three may be overridden with one of the .Em \&c0 , .Em \&c1 , .Em \&c2 , .Em \&i0 , .Em \&i1 , .Em \&i2 , .Em \&l0 , .Em \&l1 , .Em \&l2 , .Em \&o0 , .Em \&o1 , or .Em \&o2 numeric specifications, which can be used to specify (usually in octal, with a leading '0') the exact values of the flags. These flags correspond to the termios .Em c_cflag , .Em c_iflag , .Em c_lflag , and .Em c_oflag fields, respectively. Each these sets must be completely specified to be effective. The .Em \&f0 , .Em \&f1 , and .Em \&f2 are excepted for backwards compatibility with a previous incarnation of the TTY sub-system. In these flags the bottom 16 bits of the (32 bits) value contain the sgttyb .Em sg_flags field, while the top 16 bits represent the local mode word. .Pp Should .Xr getty receive a null character (presumed to indicate a line break) it will restart using the table indicated by the .Em nx entry. If there is none, it will re-use its original table. .Pp Delays are specified in milliseconds, the nearest possible delay available in the tty driver will be used. Should greater certainty be desired, delays with values 0, 1, 2, and 3 are interpreted as choosing that particular delay algorithm from the driver. .Pp The .Em \&cl screen clear string may be preceded by a (decimal) number of milliseconds of delay required (a la termcap). This delay is simulated by repeated use of the pad character .Em \&pc . .Pp The initial message, and login message, .Em \&im and .Em \&lm may include the character sequence .Em \&%h or .Em \&%t to obtain the hostname or tty name respectively. .Pf ( Em %% obtains a single '%' character.) The hostname is normally obtained from the system, but may be set by the .Em \&hn table entry. In either case it may be edited with .Em \&he . The .Em \&he string is a sequence of characters, each character that is neither '@' nor '#' is copied into the final hostname. A '@' in the .Em \&he string, causes one character from the real hostname to be copied to the final hostname. A '#' in the .Em \&he string, causes the next character of the real hostname to be skipped. Surplus '@' and '#' characters are ignored. .Pp When getty execs the login process, given in the .Em \&lo string (usually .Dq Pa /usr/bin/login ) , it will have set the environment to include the terminal type, as indicated by the .Em \&tt string (if it exists). The .Em \&ev string, can be used to enter additional data into the environment. It is a list of comma separated strings, each of which will presumably be of the form .Em name=value . .Pp If a non-zero timeout is specified, with .Em \&to , then getty will exit within the indicated number of seconds, either having received a login name and passed control to .Xr login , or having received an alarm signal, and exited. This may be useful to hangup dial in lines. .Pp Output from .Xr getty is even parity unless .Em \&op or .Em \&np is specified. The .Em \&op string may be specified with .Em \&ap to allow any parity on input, but generate odd parity output. Note: this only applies while getty is being run, terminal driver limitations prevent a more complete implementation. .Xr Getty does not check parity of input characters in .Dv RAW mode. .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr login 1 , .Xr termcap 5 , .Xr getty 8 . .Sh BUGS The special characters (erase, kill, etc.) are reset to system defaults by .Xr login 1 . In .Em all cases, '#' or '^H' typed in a login name will be treated as an erase character, and '@' will be treated as a kill character. .Pp The delay stuff is a real crock. Apart form its general lack of flexibility, some of the delay algorithms are not implemented. The terminal driver should support sane delay settings. .Pp The .Em \&he capability is stupid. .Pp The .Xr termcap format is horrid, something more rational should have been chosen. .Pp This should be converted to use .Xr termios 4 . .Sh HISTORY The .Nm gettytab file format appeared in 4.2BSD.