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ISSUE(5)                   Linux Programmer's Manual                  ISSUE(5)



NAME
       issue - pre-login message and identification file

DESCRIPTION
       The  file  /etc/issue is a text file which contains a message or system
       identification to be printed before the login prompt.  It  may  contain
       various  @char and \char sequences, if supported by the getty-type pro-
       gram employed on the system.

FILES
       /etc/issue

SEE ALSO
       motd(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.05 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of  the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             1993-07-24                          ISSUE(5)