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getty(1M)		System Administration Commands		     getty(1M)

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

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

       /usr/lib/saf/ttymon -c file

DESCRIPTION
       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
       directly.

       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 .

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -h    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	speci-
	     fied 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 file.

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       line  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.

       speed The   speed argument is a label to	a speed	and  TTY definition in
	     the file /etc/ttydefs. This definition 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 indi-
	     cate  that	 the speed is inappropriate). The default speed	is 300
	     baud.

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

FILES
       /etc/ttydefs

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsr			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       ct(1C), login(1), sttydefs(1M),	ttymon(1M),  ioctl(2),	attributes(5),
       tty(7D)

SunOS 5.9			  14 Sep 1992			     getty(1M)

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