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Date:      Tue, 01 Jul 1997 09:20:27 +0300
From:      Nadav Eiron <nadav@barcode.co.il>
To:        Elton Chiu <echiu@majendie.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Turning off messages in virtual terminal
Message-ID:  <33B8A1AB.6374@barcode.co.il>
References:  <2.2.32.19970630194922.002ec420@aurora.net>

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Elton Chiu wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I noticed that when I logged on more than one virtual terminals, the first
> virtual terminal would display couple lines of login messages from the
> second virtual terminal as well. Could anyone please tell me how I could
> suppress those messages?

Take a look at /etc/syslog.conf (also man 5 syslog.conf). Are you
logging in as root by any chance? Root is configured to receive some
messages by default. If this is the cause, don't log in as root unless
you have to (this is considered good practive in any case).

> 
> Another unrelated question is how do I recall the last command typed at the
> console (on Linux, I typed the "up arrow" key and ^R for other systems).

Depends on the shell you're using. In tcsh (which I use, *please* no
religious shell wars), an up arrow works just fine by default. See the
man page for your shell to see how to enable such features.

> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> Elton
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