View Full Version : Rant: getty leaves last screen of text

February 10th, 2005, 11:04 PM
I notice that some distros have shells that are setup to clear the screen after logout while others leave the last screen of text.
I would like to always erase the screen when someone logs out.
I took a look at a couple other /etc/inittab files. Some of the distro use mingetty and some have handled clearing the screen with a .bash_logout file.

I installed mingetty & edited inittab to use mingetty. Now by default ths screen is cleared on logout.


February 10th, 2005, 11:31 PM
Simple. Add a file "/etc/bash.bash_logout", with the command clear.