Manual Reference Pages - LOCK (1)
- reserve a terminal
utility requests a password from the user, reads it again for verification
and then will normally not relinquish the terminal until the password is
There are two other conditions under which it will terminate: it
will timeout after some interval of time and it may be killed by someone
with the appropriate permission.
The following options are available:
Do not use a timeout value.
Terminal will be locked forever.
A password is not requested, instead the users current login password
The time limit (default 15 minutes) is changed to
Disable switching virtual terminals while this terminal is locked.
This option is implemented in a way similar to the
and thus has the same restrictions.
It is only available if the terminal in question is a
command appeared in
BSD 3.0 .
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