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Old 09-21-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
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how to display motd

Hello. Maybe a stupid question. I am wondering how to display message of the day when I use a console as a normal user? I know it does that when I start runlevel 3. I just want to know how to do it at runlevel 5. Thanks

Old 09-21-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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Check the following link.

There look up the A More Aesthetic Runlevel 3 Login Screen and Harmonizing the Bash Startup Scripts. Modify to fit your distro though all that info should be valid on any distro.
Old 09-21-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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Alternatively, you can just open a console session and enter
Old 09-22-2006, 02:46 AM   #4
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After reading the link from Zmyrgel, all I had to do was open .bashrc and type my own phrase and opened up the console and the phrase showed right above the prompt. That was what I wanted. Tnanks As for the fortune, I didn't like the way it was done.


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