Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: OpenSUSE 10.3 Kubuntu Hardy Heron
Posts: 268

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Finland
Distribution: Slackware, CentOS, RHEL, OpenBSD
Posts: 1,006

Rep: Reputation: 37
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
LQ Veteran
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 85
Alternatively, you can just open a console session and enter
Old 09-22-2006, 02:46 AM   #4
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: OpenSUSE 10.3 Kubuntu Hardy Heron
Posts: 268

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
motd toothe Linux - Newbie 2 11-08-2005 04:02 PM
Motd wizex Slackware 6 09-05-2005 08:27 AM
motd iomari Linux - Software 5 04-03-2005 04:43 AM
motd Master Fox Linux - Software 2 08-25-2004 07:40 AM
Is there any MOTD software available besides /etc/motd? csif Linux - Software 1 04-24-2004 06:36 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration