0> jw <jwde...@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Paul B. Mahol <one...@gmail.com> wrote:
> echo $TERM | grep cons25 >> /dev/null && clear && vidcontrol -C

Aha! I didn't know about 'vidcontrol -C'
That combined with 'clear' does the trick.

Is there any way I could have this execute when the "login:"
prompt displays, rather than having each user need to do it

In other words, I want this clearing to happen for all users
regardless of shell, etc.

If I needed to do this, could not find a way to do it via
configuration settings, and didn't want to hack the login
source code, I would try renaming the login binary to
something like login.real, and replacing it with an
executable script containing something like:

 vidcontrol -C
 exec /usr/bin/login.real "$@"

Granted such a hack will need to be redone any time you do
an installworld.

The solution I've deployed in my environment is to have /etc/issue contain a single ^L character. Prior to doing that, /etc/issue contained 25+ blank lines, which effectively cleared the terminal before displaying the login prompt.

Matt Emmerton
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