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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	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
		       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 indicate	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 5.10			  14 Sep 1992			     getty(1M)

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