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Questions tagged [motd]

A "message of the day" (motd) is a greeting message displayed after a successful login, just before a login shell is executed.

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Excise recent date from log file, output as motd

For finding a date in a log file I've arrived at the following crude command: grep Updated /var/log/socklog/xbps/current | tail -n 1 | grep -Eo ^20[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9] That does what I ...
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shell script at ssh login screen

I want to run this command when there is an ssh login. The command is watch -n 5 'zen-cli getinfo | grep blocks' I have already added this line by doing this sudo crontab -e I added @reboot watch -...
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Hide “You have old mail” message when logging into shell?

I have a mail system set up on my server (Postfix + Dovecot) that I use for personal and sys-admin email. Every time I login via shell (for all of my accounts), the message "You have old mail." is ...
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Disable SSH MOTD/Banner for a specific user

I have a custom shell in /bin/that returns an echo and exists. I have a user that is exclusively linked to that shell only so that when someone tries to ssh into the server using that user via pubkey ...
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Is there a way to create an MOTD with login details?

Is there a way to display active SSH login details in the MOTD display? Like, I wanted to display the IP Address from where the connection got originated and how much time the session is active. Is ...
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How to suppress Debian uname message when ssh'ing into the machine? Plus changing it to something else, if possible

I would love to get rid of this uname message when ssh'ing into the Debian 9 machine: Linux backup-server 4.9.0-5-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.65-3+deb9u2 (2018-01-04) x86_64 This line I would like to ...
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Why does SSH kill the colour in my /etc/update-motd.d/ script when force_color_prompt=yes is set in ~/.bashrc?

I have an MOTD script installed in /etc/update-motd.d that works properly, however it seems that SSH bleeds out the colour. SSHD Look: Output when running the script once logged in: Actual script: ...
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How to display motd when starting a new shell

What parameters can be passed to the bash shell so that it displays the motd? Shouldn't bash -l display the motd?
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motd for each ip address is not working

In Ubuntu, I added file under /etc/update-motd.d/ #!/bin/bash IP=$(echo $SSH_CONNECTION | cut -d ' ' -f 1) if [ "$IP" = 172.16.20.10 ]; then printf "\nHi Frank\n" elif [ "$IP" = 172.16.20....
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Why am I still seeing the MOTD when I log in over SSH?

This is a fresh and clean headless Debian 8.7 system, kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64.. When I log in over SSH, I get that ugly Debian copyright notice: The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux ...
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Motd messages to display current events in the world

I need to know if it's possible to setup dynamic motd messages on Linux servers which should display the snippets of current events happening in the world when someone login. If its possible please do ...
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Displaying motd with Ubuntu 14

I'm trying to display on a motd user's detail (the user and the actual date) Here is the step i take so far: sudo nano /etc/update-motd.d/00-welcome #(script) #!/bin/sh echo "Welcome user: ${USER}...
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Can't make motd to show on Debian 8

I have a VPS with debian jessie on it. I want the dynamic motd to show when i connect through ssh. I tried with update-rc.d motd defaults (gives no output), systemctl enable motd gives: update-rc....
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Which files are displayed or executed after login?

I'm using an embedded Linux distribution (Lime2) on a custom ARM board. On login via SSH, the following is displayed: root@mybox ~ # ssh localhost root@localhost's password: _ _ ...
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How do I create a dark blue text on a bright white background in MOTD in Debian?

This is what I currently have. It displays black on bright white. However, I want to have blue (0;34m) on bright white. ^[[0;7;34;37;5mWelcome!^[[0m I used this website as a reference, but I did not ...
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Bash .hushlogin, keep last login time and host

At my company, when I log into some servers, my last login and a huge banner are displayed: me@my-laptop$ ssh the-server Last login: Mon Feb 8 18:54:36 2016 from my-laptop.company.com **************...
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MOTD not displayed after installing openssh from source

On Debian Wheezy the default openssh server package displays the motd from /etc/motd. When i compile it from source (openssh-6.0p1) it won't display the motd anymore after an ssh login. Configure ...
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How to set a dynamic Message of the Day (motd) in Debian Jessie 8.2 for ssh?

I would like to have a dynamic motd, but I can't figure out how to do it. I tried what I found, adding /etc/update-motd.d/00-header, 10-sysinfo, 90-footer, and symlinking to /etc/motd /var/run/motd....
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display message of the day in time interval, let's say maybe every one hour

I am trying to execute the message in a specific time interval for every user that logs in to their root
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Showing login message when connecting to Screen

I have added this to .profile: [ -z "$STY" ] && screen -Rd "work" When connecting to a remote machine via ssh, the automatic attachment to screen is hiding the server's motd (message of the ...
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No colour in MOTD

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi, and have started playing around with it. After changing my MOTD, (to include colours), the colour codes are coming up as raw-text instead of executing. I am ...
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Why won't MOTD display output from a Python script it calls outside of /etc/update-motd.d/ unless it's in this directory?

The Situation We're running a headless Ubuntu 14.10 Server to fulfill various needs and tests. I was experimenting with changing the MOTD for SSH sessions via /etc/update-motd.d/ so as to display ...
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What are some methods I can use to create colorful MOTD messages when logging in?

From time to time I've come across colorful ASCII art styled messages when logging into a server. How are these messages constructed?
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ssh message after login but before password

Is it possible to make a message appear for each user after he entered his login but before he needs to enter his password? I looked at motd and issue files, but I could not set it up, how I want. ...
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check “newness” / “is-read” of /var/spool/mail/$USER like pam_mail for custom motd script

How can I check with bash or python (preferred) if there are some unread mails in /var/spool/mail/$USER like pam_mail does? I'd like to use this for my own custom motd script, motd.dynamic
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Show shell greeter only on initial login

Is there any way to show a greeter (motd kind of thing) only on initial login, and not when you do sudo su? Here's my current .bashrc: #!/bin/bash # # ~/.bashrc # # If not running interactively, ...
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How to change the motd on a Linux distribution that has no /etc/motd ?

I have seen a simple tutorial on how to put ascii art in the /etc/motd in order to show it each time the PC starts as the message of the day. Unfortunately Linux Mint Rebecca does not have a /etc/motd....
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When login into terminal, display custom text

When I loggin to my linux system through PuTTY, I'm getting this below text.Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-32-generic i686) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System ...
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How to display welcome message in unix? [duplicate]

How can I display the welcome message "welcome panni" every time I log into unix?
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Updating MOTD on login

I've been tinkering with my CentOS server login procedure, I want to have my MOTD update using the linux_logo program. I've already tried doing this in a few ways, but didn't get the desired effect. I ...
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Faillog - unsuccessful login count in Motd

I wish to include a count of failed login attempts whenever a user logs in. I've created: /usr/local/bin/dynmotd which contains #!/bin/bash FAILLOG=`faillog -u` echo -e " $FAILLOG " and added /...
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How do I use colors in the MOTD?

I edited the default /etc/update-motd.d/00-header, adding some color to make it easier to read: printf "Welcome to \e[1;34m%s\e[0m \e[2m(%s %s %s)\e[0m\n" "$DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION" "$(uname -o)" "$(...
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Change motd value in UNIX Operating System

I need to change the value of MOTD using a script but I do not know how I should start. Am attaching sample MOTD.            
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How to prevent “Last Login:” message from showing up when using sftp?

In Ubuntu GNU/Linux 12.04, I have a user johndoe that is part of an sftponly group, set up to sftp to a chroot jail using Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftponly ChrootDirectory %h ...
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Update MOTD at ssh login on Debian

What's the most clean way to display a different quote from a file (line-seperated) as MOTD on every SSH login on Debian? In other words, how can I trigger a MOTD update on SSH login?
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Including pending update list in motd

How would you include the list and / or count of pending updates in the welcome banner? Eg. username: User password: ***** Hi 'User', welcome on 'localhost' There are 8 pending updates, you need to ...
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upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 Server, do-release-upgrade still shows

I upgraded my server to Ubuntu 13.04 Server a while ago. However, the notice that tells me there's a New Release '13.04' available. Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it. still shows. Obviously, ...
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Get default ubuntu motd in fish shell

I would like to have Ubuntu's MOTD in the fish shell. Ubuntu's default is as follows: That is essentially what I would like to see when open up my terminal (terminator, which loads fishfish) As far ...
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/etc/motd is not displayed when a named pipe?

Running Gentoo 3.4.0 Having recently heard about the /etc/motd file, i tried to have it display random cowsay fortunes. I wrote some random bash script to act as a daemon, feeding the /etc/motd as a ...
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How to update MOTD regularly?

Every week there's a new work log/to-do list at work. There's a todo script which can be used to extract my own to-do items from that. Currently this is called in ~/.bash_aliases_local, which is ...
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Motd not changing

My /etc/motd file is showing duplicate messages. When I edit it manual, it keeps returning to the messed up version whenever a user logs in. How do I stop this? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04
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Motd doesn't show up

I'd like to set a custom motd ("message of the day") on my machine (currently Mac OS X 10.6.5 using Bash with Terminal.app). In /etc/ there was no motd file so I created one with some sample text. ...