Screen clear on terminal logout (was Orphaned User Accounts?)
From: Bob Proulx [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: Screen clear on terminal logout (was Re: Orphaned User
> James Zuelow wrote:
>>> Carlos Mennens wrote:
>>>> I always wanted to tell them I hate the fact that when 'root' logs
>>>> out, the terminal / bash window doesn't clear like it does for
>> Here's a workaround. This will clear the screen for all users:
>> mv /etc/issue /etc/issue.original
>> clear > /etc/issue
>> cat /etc/issue.original >> /etc/issue
> Except that clears the screen on login, not logout. It would have
> effect on a hardware terminal since a logout there is usually followed
> by the login prompt.
Sorry, my bad. Since getty respawns as soon as you log out, it effectively clears the screen as soon as you type 'exit', so that is what I use it for.
But you're right, it only works for the local display.
>But it won't have effect for any network access.
The only network access I typically do is ssh, and when I'm done I just close the konsole window. If I am working from a console I could just type `clear` when I'm done if I want to clear the screen. (Or, I log out and let my /etc/issue trick clear it for me.) I don't see how the remote machine could clear my local display.
However there's always a way. You could use a .bash_logout on the remote machine to clear the screen:
1) .bash_logout has one line:
Or if for some reason you can't do that, you can do it locally with an alias in .bashrc:
1) make a small bash script, /usr/local/bin/autoclear_ssh.sh:
ssh $@ && clear
2) make an alias in your .bashrc:
Then when you ssh to a server, the display will clear when you're done.
It's not perfect though, because if you send ssh a command that terminates right away like `ssh 192.168.1.1 ls` the script will clear the screen before you see your ls output. The .bash_logout is probably better.
There's got to be a zillion ways to do it.
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