Nice! ... works great !

Thanks a lot for your help.


Pranav A. Desai

On Tue, 30 Mar 2004, Matthew Seaman wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 09:47:45AM -0600, Pranav A. Desai wrote:
> >    Is there a way to auto login on the console when the system boots up.
> > So that I can run a script that will provide with a menu to the user
> > instead of the login prompt. And also if the script is killed or it dies
> > it should respawn.
> > Something similar to what /etc/inittab can do in linux.
> > I would appreciate any suggestions or solutions.
> See ttys(5), getty(8), gettytab(5).  Basically you setup a terminal
> type via /etc/gettytab -- copy the 'Pc' entry and append the
> 'al=username' property -- which causes that terminal to autologin as
> the named user. Then you use /etc/ttys to tell the system to run a
> getty(8) with that terminal type on a particular tty (the console, or
> a vty) -- init(8) scans the /etc/ttys file and will detect when the
> associated getty program exits and respawn it.
> Set the login shell of the username you select to the program you want
> to run on the console, and take steps so that you can't get into that
> account by other means, like ftp(1) or ssh(1).
>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
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