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Old 10-10-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
hamish
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set up a welcome message on my linux box


Hey,

I have accessed my friends linuxbox frequently (suse) and comes up with a welcome message when you log in. Eg

login: asdf
password: *******

thank you for logging on to my computer -- enjoy!

Where is that message? I want to put one on mine, just for fun!

at first I thought the message was in /boot/message, but I looked there and it wasn't .

I have looked in LQ and on Google but I haven't found out how to do it.

can someone help?

thanks
Hamish
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hi,

It is whatever is in the /etc/motd text file.

Edit that with something like vi,

vi /etc/motd

Then logout and log back in!

EDIT: By the way, "motd" stands for Message of the Day.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:18 PM   #3
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thanks peace,
that was great help. I have already edited the file!!

cheers.

hamish
 
  


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