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Old 09-01-2003, 06:57 PM   #1
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Creating message after logging into runlevel 3.


Hi all,

On my FreeBSD box, I can edit the file /etc/motd and create my own message that will show after logging in (Runlevel 3 - no GUI login). Is there a way to do this in Red Hat 9?

Did that make sense???

Thanks.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:04 PM   #2
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Well you could edit the /etc/motd just like you do in bsd.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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I had already tried that but it didn't work........
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:15 PM   #4
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DUH!!!!! It works much better when you edit the correct file. I tried to edit the /etc/modt file instead of the correct file, /etc/motd file.

Sorry about that!

By the way......it works.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:18 PM   #5
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maybe I'm not understanding what you are trying to do but how about placing a line

echo message

in the .bashrc file of the user?
this will put the message on the screen.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:20 PM   #6
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It's works on all my servers. They all come up init3 with ascii art, no problem. RedHat 8/9.

I also tried it at the workstation I'm on now which is GUI then crt+alt+f1 into terminal and there it was regardless of user login name.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 08:22 PM   #7
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Yeah, I was just editing the wrong file. I've got it working.....
 
  


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