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issue(4)							     issue(4)



NAME

  issue	- Issue	identification file

DESCRIPTION

  The /etc/issue file is a freely formatted ASCII file.	 If present, the
  getty	program	reads this file	and writes its contents	to any terminal
  spawned or respawned from the	/etc/inittab file prior	to writing the login
  prompt string	specified in the /etc/gettydefs	file.

  If the /etc/issue file is present and	the /etc/issue.net file	is not,	the
  telnetd daemon reads this file and writes its	contents over a	new telnet
  connection prior to starting the login dialog.

  Use this file	to store messages that are longer than the message field for
  entries in the /etc/gettydefs	file.

				     Note
       You must	be aware of the	size limits of all potential output devices
       as you create /etc/issue	messages.  Some	devices	(for example, small
       screens)	might not hold the messages you	enter into the file and	will
       truncate	the messages.

FILES

  /etc/issue Specifies the path	name for the file.

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Commands: getty(8), telnetd(8).

  Files: issue.net(4).