Disable clearing of boot messages
Q: How can I turn OFF clearing the screen after system has booted so I can see the messages that are printed out during system startup?
A: Delete the first character of
/etc/issue It looks like:
Q: How do I put it back again?
A: You can't just type the characters back as you have to put a literal escape character. This is editor dependent. In vim:
<verbatim> i (insert) ctrl-v (insert literal character) ESC (insert escape character) c ESC (exit insert mode) ZZ (Save and Exit) </verbatim>
But if you want to keep the screen clear after logging out on a virtual terminal, without clearing after system has booted, just do:
<verbatim> echo clear >> ~/.bash_logout </verbatim>