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Old 05-19-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
jestah84
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Question MOTD Variables


I am after variables to be shown in my MOTD.
Variables such as:
Kernel Version
Uptime
Users Logged in
System Loads
Username

If these variables are able to be imputted into the MOTD or is there is another way of showing them on a SSH login. I have seen it done before and thought i should also. Would be very useful.

Jestah
 
Old 05-31-2004, 02:28 AM   #2
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I am not sure what file you should edit but I know that I edited a file I can't remember to execute fortune everytime you login, maybe you can add a line to a configuration file, or you can edit the /etc/motd file and write the stuff that does not change such as kernel version and those things
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:28 AM   #3
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thanx for ur reply aeruzcar but i have already setup the majority of my MOTD as static data.

The few variable i am after i have seen on other boxes but have never gotten round to ask them. Now i can't remember where i saw it lol.

Jestah
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:31 AM   #4
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you possibly want to look at the /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net files instead of /etc/motd, but whichever you use the ways to get the data in there is pretty easy really. you will need to run whatever commands you want in a script associated with a login, e.g /etc/profile /etc/bashrc if you want this data to actually be updated on login. motd's are generally only updated manually on adhoc, or on a daily basis (hence the name!) so what you're after doesn't really fit into the purpose of motd's.. doesn't mean it's not possible

echo uname -a > /etc/issue
echo uptime >> /etc/issue

etc.....
 
  


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