clear old output in login screen?

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Mon May 4 09:47:04 UTC 2009

On Monday 04 May 2009, perryh at wrote:

> If I needed to do this, could not find a way to do it via
> configuration settings, and didn't want to hack the login
> source code, I would try renaming the login binary to
> something like login.real, and replacing it with an
> executable script containing something like:
>   #!/bin/csh
>   clear
>   vidcontrol -C
>   exec /usr/bin/login.real "$@"

But this wouldn't prevent someone scrolling back with the scroll lock 
key before logging in. I assume the OP's requirement is to stop people 
from seeing previous users console activity.

Mike Clarke

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