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GETTY(1M)							     GETTY(1M)

       getty - set terminal type, modes, speed, and line discipline

       /usr/lib/saf/ttymon [-h] [-t timeout] line
	    [speed [type [linedisc]]]

       /usr/lib/saf/ttymon -c file

       getty sets terminal type, modes, speed, and line discipline. getty is a
       symbolic link to	 /usr/lib/saf/ttymon. It is included for compatibility
       with  previous releases	for the few applications that still call getty

       getty can only be executed by the super-user, (a process with the  user
       ID root). Initially getty prints the login prompt, waits for the user's
       login name, and then invokes the login command. getty attempts to adapt
       the  system  to	the  terminal speed by using the options and arguments
       specified on the command line.

       Without optional arguments, getty specifies the following: The speed of
       the  interface  is  set	to 300 baud, either parity is allowed, NEWLINE
       characters are converted to carriage return-line feed, and  tab	expan‐
       sion  is performed on the standard output. getty types the login prompt
       before reading the user's name a character at a time. If a null charac‐
       ter  (or framing error)	is received, it is assumed to be the result of
       the user pressing the  BREAK key. This will cause getty to attempt  the
       next  speed in the series. The series that getty tries is determined by
       what it finds in /etc/ttydefs .

       The following options are supported:

		     If the -h flag is not set, a hangup  will	be  forced  by
		     setting the speed to zero before setting the speed to the
		     default or a specified speed.

       -t timeout
		     Specifies that getty should exit if the open on the  line
		     succeeds and no one types anything in  timeout seconds.

       -c file
		     The  -c  option  is  no  longer  supported.  Instead  use
		     /usr/sbin/sttydefs	 -l  to	 list  the  contents  of   the
		     /etc/ttydefs  file	 and  perform  a validity check on the

       The following operands are supported:

			    The name of a  TTY line in	/dev to which getty is
			    to	attach	itself.	 getty uses this string as the
			    name of a file in the /dev directory to  open  for
			    reading and writing.

			    The	 speed argument is a label to a speed and  TTY
			    definition in the file /etc/ttydefs. This  defini‐
			    tion  tells	 getty at what speed to run initially,
			    what the initial TTY settings are, and what	 speed
			    to try next, (should the user press the  BREAK key
			    to indicate that the speed is inappropriate).  The
			    default speed is 300 baud.

       type and linedisc
			    These options are obsolete and will be ignored.


       ct(1C),	login(1),  sttydefs(1M),  ttymon(1M), ioctl(2), attributes(5),

				 Sep 14, 1992			     GETTY(1M)

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