ttytab - table of login terminals
The ttytab file lists all the terminal devices that one can login on. It
is a simple text file that contains lines of the form:
name type "getty" "init"
The name and type fields are simple words, name is the name of the
terminal device with /dev stripped off, and type tells the type of
terminal to initialize the TERM environment variable.
The getty and init fields may name commands that are run to allow one to
login on the line, or to initialize the line. Both these fields may be
more than one word if the whole field is enclosed in double quotes.
Getty is usually simply the word getty, the command that prints a system
identification banner and allows on to type a name to log in. Init is
usually an stty command to set the baud rate and parity of a serial line.
The init field may be omitted to indicate that no initialization is
necessary, and the getty field may be left out to not start a login
process. Terminals should not be left out, because their place in the
ttytab file determines their slot number as returned by ttyslot(3).
Comments (introduced by #) and empty lines are ignored.
A ttytab for the console, two serial lines, and a pseudo tty entry:
console minix getty
tty00 vt100 getty "stty 9600"
tty01 dialup getty "stty 38400"
TERM Terminal type
It is customary to set the type to dialup for a dialin line. One can
check for that name in one's .profile.
getttyent(3), ttyslot(3), init(8).
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