GSP
Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Support
Contact Us
Online Help
Handbooks
Domain Status
Man Pages

FAQ
Virtual Servers
Pricing
Billing
Technical

Network
Facilities
Connectivity
Topology Map

Miscellaneous
Server Agreement
Year 2038
Credits
 

USA Flag

 

 

Man Pages


Manual Reference Pages  -  VLOCK-MAIN (8)

NAME

vlock-main - lock current virtual console

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Signals
Authors

SYNOPSIS

vlock-main [plugins...]

DESCRIPTION

vlock-main is part of vlock(1), the Virtual Console locking program for Linux. It locks the current session and will only exit if the current user can authenticate themselves. The root user will also be able to unlock the session, unless disabled at compile time. The command line arguments specify plugins that should be loaded by vlock-main. See vlock-plugins(5) for more information.

If plugin support is disabled at compile time, the only supported argument is "all".

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

The following environment variables can be used to change the behavior of vlock-main:

USER
If this variable is when vlock-main is run as root (uid 0) vlock locks the screen as this user instead of root. The root password will still be able to unlock the session, unless disabled at compile time.
VLOCK_ALL_MESSAGE
If this variable is set and all consoles are locked its contents will be used as the locking message instead of the default message.
VLOCK_CURRENT_MESSAGE
If this variable is set and only the current consoles is locked its contents will be used as the locking message instead of the default message.
VLOCK_MESSAGE
If this variable is set its contents will be used as the locking message instead of the default. This overrides the former two variables.
VLOCK_TIMEOUT
Set this variable to specify the timeout (in seconds) after which the screen saver plugins (if any) will be invoked. If this variable is unset or set to an invalid value or 0 no timeout is used. See vlock-plugins(5) for more information about plugins.
VLOCK_PROMPT_TIMEOUT
Set this variable to specify the amount of time (in seconds) you will have to enter your password at the password prompt. If this variable is unset or set to an invalid value or 0 no timeout is used. Warning: If this value is too low, you may not be able to unlock your session.

SIGNALS

Several signals are ignored. vlock-main will try to exit cleanly if SIGTERM is received.

SEE ALSO

vlock(1), vlock-plugins(5)

AUTHORS

Frank Benkstein <frank-vlock@benkstein.net>
Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 8 |  Main Index


Linux VLOCK-MAIN (8) 28 July 2007

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.