NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | MODULE TYPES PROVIDED | RETURN VALUES | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR | COLOPHON

PAM_ISSUE(8)                  Linux-PAM Manual                  PAM_ISSUE(8)

NAME         top

       pam_issue - PAM module to add issue file to user prompt

SYNOPSIS         top

       pam_issue.so [noesc] [issue=issue-file-name]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pam_issue is a PAM module to prepend an issue file to the username
       prompt. It also by default parses escape codes in the issue file
       similar to some common getty's (using \x format).

       Recognized escapes:

       \d
           current day

       \l
           name of this tty

       \m
           machine architecture (uname -m)

       \n
           machine's network node hostname (uname -n)

       \o
           domain name of this system

       \r
           release number of operating system (uname -r)

       \t
           current time

       \s
           operating system name (uname -s)

       \u
           number of users currently logged in

       \U
           same as \u except it is suffixed with "user" or "users" (eg. "1
           user" or "10 users")

       \v
           operating system version and build date (uname -v)

OPTIONS         top

       noesc
           Turns off escape code parsing.

       issue=issue-file-name
           The file to output if not using the default.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED         top

       Only the auth module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES         top

       PAM_BUF_ERR
           Memory buffer error.

       PAM_IGNORE
           The prompt was already changed.

       PAM_SERVICE_ERR
           A service module error occurred.

       PAM_SUCCESS
           The new prompt was set successfully.

EXAMPLES         top

       Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to set the user specific
       issue at login:

                   auth optional pam_issue.so issue=/etc/issue

SEE ALSO         top

       pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)

AUTHOR         top

       pam_issue was written by Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>.

COLOPHON         top

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Linux-PAM Manual                 04/01/2016                     PAM_ISSUE(8)