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Old 12-12-2005, 02:20 AM   #1
Paean
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Text Tools - Banner


Hi

I need to print out a message when a user logs in using 'banner message'. However, I get the following error message:
bash: banner: command not found

I am not sure if I need to install the functionality, but I thought it was s standard command. Any ideas?
 
Old 12-12-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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Fyi

Well, I haven't gotten any more information about the standard functionality. But I did manage to download an application (TextBanner) offering similar functionality to the standard command. While this serves the purpose, I would still like to know why the standard functionality isn't available on our GNU/Linux machine. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Paean
Hi

bash: banner: command not found
You didn' state in which file you put the banner command. Did you just call it's name or did you call it with full path?
 
Old 12-12-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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Their is no such command as banner and never has been.

Look in /etc/issue and /etc/motd

Edit the files directly and that will fix your problem.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:51 PM   #5
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http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/bulletins/j-043.shtml

This page outlines login banners for *nix, windows, dos, Mac, etc.. a nice resource for an admin.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 01:51 AM   #6
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You didn' state in which file you put the banner command. Did you just call it's name or did you call it with full path?
That error was when I was just entering the command, not from a file. However, if I were putting it in a file it would be either in a specific user's profile file or in the system profile file.
 
  


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