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Re: bash complete.c

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: bash complete.c
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:08:15 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Vincent Leduc wrote:
> The null redirect was used for the /etc/issue to not be shown
> here. I mean although we dont have any tty attached, i assume the
> builtin should not do this. I only tested it with an older release,
> as you said, it seems to be corrected.

If I don't include -t then I get the following back from bash.

  bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): Inappropriate ioctl for device
  bash: no job control in this shell

I assumed that was what you were trying to redirect.  Adding the -t
sets up a tty and that particular part of the problem is avoided.

As far as /etc/issue goes another useful thing is to touch a file
named "$HOME/.hushlogin".  If .hushlogin exists then the /etc/issue
and /etc/motd are not emitted at login time.  That is much nicer for
me.  I am well aware of the uname -a and license status of the systems
I am using.  I don't need to see that same message again and again.
This is documented in the login(1) man page.

  man login

           Suppress printing of system messages.

And so a normal thing for me when getting an account set up is to
always create that file in order to make hopping around systems less

  touch ~/.hushlogin


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