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LinuxUser.co.za: Tricks with /etc/issue

Jul 29, 2000, 15:44 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Izak Burger for this link. ]

"When you log in on the console of your Linux System, you are usually presented with a login screen with info about the system you are about to log in on. In this short article I will show you how to change what you see on your login screen, and also how to add a bit of colour."

"When your Linux System boots it starts "getty" processes on a number of virtual terminals on your system. When getty starts, it prints the contents of /etc/issue to the terminal. To customize the look of your console, all you have to do is edit /etc/issue."

"You can also add colour by using the colour capabilities of the Linux console. The Linux console, like almost any other existing terminal, has escape sequences that can be used to change the appearance of text on screen."

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