I’m still bogged down with a few real-life responsibilities that are monopolizing my free time, so the only tidbit I have to share right now is a quick tip on modifying the login prompt.
One of the things I dislike about Crux is that the login prompt, located at /etc/issue, is rather sparse — so sparse in fact, that it doesn’t clear the screen of debris when I log out. I’d prefer it behaved like Arch, where logging out cleared the screen and showed only the login command.
So how to feed a “clear screen” command into the /etc/issue file? Easy.
clear >> /etc/issue
Naturally, you’ll have to be root to do that (or a reasonable facsimile thereof). Once the escape key sequence for the “clear screen” command is tacked onto that file, you can move it around inside there and cue the blank screen before the text is shown. Simple enough, right?
But let’s not go overboard, friends.