Change login: prompt

Bill Marcum bmarcum at
Wed Jun 21 16:07:09 UTC 2006

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 13:26:36 -0700, Tom Smith 
  <tom71713-ubuntu at> wrote:
> I'm trying to change the login prompt so that it displays the full 
> domain name before it. That is, what I currently have this this:
> hostname login:
> What I want it this:
> hostname.domainname login:
> I've looked primarily into getty (but also into init, inittab, issue) 
> and have been unable to find a solution to this problem.
> Can anyone offer any suggestions as to where I might find the 
> information to change such a thing?
> Thanks in advance for your help!
You could just change /etc/issue.  That is the line printed before the 
login prompt. (or /etc/ for telnet, but who allows login via 
telnet anymore?)

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