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15.0 > System > vlock (2.2.3)

vlock is a program to lock one or more sessions on the Linux console.

This is especially useful for Linux machines which have multiple users
with access to the console. One user may lock his or her session(s)
while still allowing other users to use the system on other virtual

If desired, the entire console may be locked and virtual console
switching disabled.

There's also a screensaver, based on libcaca.

vlock has two particular options that this SlackBuild reserves to the
wheel group:


Switch to a new virtual console before locking all console


Disable the SysRq mechanism (enabled by stock Slackware
kernels) while consoles are locked. This option only works if
the -a, --all option given.

If you would like to set an alternative group, you may pass the
VLOCK_GROUP variable to the SlackBuild like this:

VLOCK_GROUP=users ./vlock.SlackBuild

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: console,lock,xlock
ChangeLog: vlock


Source Downloads:
vlock-vlock-2.2.3.tar.gz (b74e8ccf9f89de6ac52fa53ee9b77b7a)

Download SlackBuild:
vlock.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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