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Date:      Wed, 11 Oct 1995 11:37:13 +0100 (MET)
From:      Piero Serini <piero@strider.ibenet.it>
To:        31butkiewicz@wmich.edu (-=WireHead=-)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Login message of the day (per say)
Message-ID:  <199510111037.LAA05423@strider.ibenet.it>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.PMDF.3.91.951010203814.539412767A-100000@wmich.edu> from "-=WireHead=-" at Oct 10, 95 08:42:02 pm

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Hello.

Quoting from -=WireHead=- (Wed Oct 11 01:42:02 1995):
> I was wondering if anyone knew how to set up a motd type message to the 
> outside of the login prompt. By this I mean when someone firts encounters 
> my machine i would like to display that 
...

Edit /etc/gettytab:

# The default gettytab entry, used to set defaults for all other
# entries, and in cases where getty is called with no table name
...
default:\
	:cb:ce:ck:fd#1000:im=YOURTEXTHERE:sp#1200:
...

See man gettytab for escape sequences to insert in the "im" field.


Bye,
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Piero Serini                                            Via Giambologna, 1 
<Piero@Free.IT>                                     I 20136 Milano - ITALY



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