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gettydefs(4)							  gettydefs(4)

       gettydefs - speed and terminal settings used by getty

       The  file contains information used by to set up the speed and terminal
       settings for a line (see getty(1M)).  It supplies information  on  what
       the prompt should look like.  It also supplies the speed to try next if
       the user indicates the current speed is not correct by typing  a	 Break

       Each entry in has the following format:

       Each entry is followed by a blank line.	The various fields can contain
       quoted characters of the form etc., as well as where nnn is  the	 octal
       value of the desired character.	The various fields are:

       label	      This is the string against which tries to match its sec‐
		      ond argument.  It is often the speed, such as  at	 which
		      the terminal is supposed to run, but it need not be (see

       initial-flags  These flags are the initial settings to which the termi‐
		      nal  is to be set if a terminal type is not specified to
		      (see ioctl(2)).  The flags that understands are the same
		      as  the  ones  listed in (see termio(7)).	 Normally only
		      the speed flag is required in the initial-flags.	 auto‐
		      matically	 sets the terminal to raw input mode and takes
		      care of most of the other flags.	The initial-flag  set‐
		      tings remain in effect until executes

       final-flags    These  flags  take  the same values as the initial-flags
		      and are set just before executes The speed flag is again
		      required.	  The composite flag takes care of most of the
		      other flags that need to be set so  that	the  processor
		      and  terminal  are  communicating in a rational fashion.
		      The other two commonly specified final-flags are so that
		      tabs are sent to the terminal as spaces, and so that the
		      line is hung up on the final close.

       login-prompt   This  entire  field  is  printed	as  the	 login-prompt.
		      Unlike  the above fields where white space is ignored (a
		      space, tab or new-line), they are included in the login-
		      prompt field.

       next-label     If  this entry does not specify the desired speed, indi‐
		      cated by the user typing a Break character, searches for
		      the  entry with next-label as its label field and set up
		      the terminal for those settings.	Usually, a  series  of
		      speeds  are  linked  together  in	 this  fashion, into a
		      closed set.  For example, linked to  which  in  turn  is
		      linked to which finally is linked to

       If  is  called  without	a second argument, the first entry of is used,
       thus making the first entry of the default entry.  It is also  used  if
       cannot  find  the  specified label.  If itself is missing, there is one
       entry built into the command which brings up a terminal at baud.

       It is strongly recommended that after making or	modifying  it  be  run
       through with the check option to ensure that there are no errors.

       The  following two lines show an example of 300/1200 baud toggle, which
       is useful for dial-up ports:

       The following line shows a typical 9600 baud  entry  for	 a  hard-wired

       getty(1M), login(1), ioctl(2), termio(7).


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