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Package: rungetty (1.2-16 and others)

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minimal console getty that can run any process

rungetty might be the getty you were looking for. It is able to run any program, not just login. If a different program than login is used it usually is run as nobody:nogroup, or the user/group specified on the commandline. rungetty can even be configured to autologin, under certain circumstances. See the manual page for more information.

You have to change some lines in /etc/inittab for having any effect after installing the package. rungetty is based on mingetty and therefore not suitable for serial use.

Tags: System Administration: Login, Implemented in: C, User Interface: Command Line, Role: role::program, scope::utility, Purpose: Login

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Architecture Version Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 1.2-16+b1 13.5 kB40.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 1.2-16+b1 12.8 kB40.0 kB [list of files]
armel 1.2-16+b1 12.9 kB35.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 1.2-16+b1 12.8 kB35.0 kB [list of files]
i386 1.2-16+b1 13.8 kB39.0 kB [list of files]
mips 1.2-16+b1 13.0 kB37.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 1.2-16+b1 13.2 kB41.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 1.2-16+b1 13.0 kB37.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 1.2-16+b1 13.1 kB88.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 1.2-16+b1 13.4 kB40.0 kB [list of files]