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Old 09-21-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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dash logout script?

Currently, when I log out (Ctrl-D), dash doesn't clear the screen before showing the new login prompt. I'd like to have dash execute a script (or simply execute /usr/bin/clear) when I press Ctrl-D.

I know I could do this in bash with ~/.bash_logout. But for dash -- Google has been no help. So, is something like this possible (and somewhat simple)?

Old 09-24-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
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Found no help either.
But what you could do is this: in dash, the command to exit the shell is "exit" so you could have in your .profile:

alias logout='clear;exit'

and logout will clear before exiting. this is only useful for an interactve logout though.

edit: oh, and it won't work with Ctrl-D either -_-

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Old 09-24-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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That way you can have something as a login shell, and in initialization you can put 'dash; doexit; exit' . It will work better, I guess..


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