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

NAME
       pam_issue - PAM module to add issue file to user prompt

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

DESCRIPTION
       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
       noesc
           Turns off escape code parsing.

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

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
       Only the auth module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES
       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
       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
       pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)

AUTHOR
       pam_issue was written by Ben Collins .

Linux-PAM Manual                            09/19/2013                               PAM_ISSUE(8)

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