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ISSUE(5)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		      ISSUE(5)



NAME
       issue - prelogin message and identification file

DESCRIPTION
       The  file  /etc/issue is a text file which contains a message or system
       identification to be printed before the login prompt.  It  may  contain
       various	@char and \char sequences, if supported by the getty-type pro-
       gram employed on the system.

FILES
       /etc/issue

SEE ALSO
       motd(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 4.04 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
       latest	 version    of	  this	  page,	   can	   be	  found	    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux				  1993-07-24			      ISSUE(5)