OPEN_INIT_PTY(8) NSA OPEN_INIT_PTY(8)
open_init_pty - run an program under a psuedo terminal
open_init_pty SCRIPT [[ARGS]...]
Run a program under a psuedo terminal. This is used by run_init to run
actually run the program after setting up the proper context. This pro
gram acquires a new Psuedo terminal, forks a child process that binds
to the psueado terminal, and then sits around and connects the physical
terminal it was invoked upon with the pseudo terminal, passing keyboard
input into to the child process, and passing the output of the child
process to the physical terminal.
It sets up the pseudo terminal properly based on the physical terminal
attributes, and then sets the users terminal to RAW mode, taking care
to reset it on exit.
This manual page was written by Manoj Srivastava ,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system.
Security Enhanced Linux January 2005 OPEN_INIT_PTY(8)