issue(5) File Formats Manual issue(5)

issue - prelogin message and identification file

/etc/issue is a text file which contains a message or system identification to be printed before the login prompt. It may contain various @char and \char sequences, if supported by the getty-type program employed on the system.

/etc/issue

motd(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)

2024-05-02 Linux man-pages 6.8