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On Linux alpine is it possible to clear the screen before the login prompt is shown.

I cant run commands from inside /etc/issue, so i am stuck in how to do it

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You can add the clear command to "local" service, as follow:

# echo -e "#!/bin/sh\nclear" > /etc/local.d/clearscreen.start
# chmod +x /etc/local.d/clearscreen.start
# rc-update add local

The last command is needed to have the "local" service start on boot, since by default is disabled.

More info about local.d (and reccomendation): https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki//etc/local.d

.: Francesco

  • Hay sadaly no luck the screen dont clear :( before the info in /etc/issues is read) – nig007 Aug 17 '17 at 12:19

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