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TTYS(5)                       File Formats Manual                      TTYS(5)



NAME
       ttys - terminal initialization data

DESCRIPTION
       The  ttys file is read by the init program and specifies which terminal
       special files are to have a process created for them which  will  allow
       people to log in.  It contains one line per special file.

       The  first  character of a line is either `0' or `1'; the former causes
       the line to be ignored, the latter causes it to be effective.  The sec-
       ond  character  is used as an argument to getty(8), which performs such
       tasks as baud-rate recognition, reading the  login  name,  and  calling
       login.  For normal lines, the character is `0'; other characters can be
       used, for example, with hard-wired terminals where speed recognition is
       unnecessary or which have special characteristics.  (Getty will have to
       be fixed in such cases.)  The remainder of the line is  the  terminal's
       entry in the device directory, /dev.

FILES
       /etc/ttys

SEE ALSO
       init(8), getty(8), login(1)



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