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Old 01-10-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
wjs1990
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Warning Banner for GNOME Users


Hi,

CODE:
cd /etc/X11/gdm
awk '/^#?Greeter=/ \
{ print "Greeter=/usr/bin/gdmlogin"; next }
/^#?Welcome=/ \
{ print "Welcome=Authorized uses only!\\n" \
"All activity may be monitored " \
"and reported."
next }
{ print }' gdm.conf >gdm.conf.new
mv gdm.conf.new gdm.conf
pkgchk -f -n -p /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf

I believe the above commands are used to create warning banner for GNOME users. Just want to what are the available commands that i can use to check whether the settings are in place?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 01:25 AM   #2
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If you could put [code] tags around that code, it would be a lot easier to read and/or examine. But from the looks of it, it's checking file gdm.conf for strings "greeter=" and "welcome=", and giving them values, and putting the finished product into a new file, and finally moving that new file to gdm.conf. Last, it does some `pkgcheck` thing that I don't recognize.

As far as "what commands available", please tell us (A) what Linux (or other) distro this question applies to, and (B), which settings are you referring to?? You just want to know if the changes were made? Try this:

shell# cat /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf

and you should see something more or less like:

/.../
Greeter=/usr/bin/gdmlogin
Welcome=Authorized uses only!\nAll activity may be monitored
/.../

And to see if it works, log in using Gnome

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