jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Fri May 30 19:04:30 PDT 2003
> A trivial question, but a question nonetheless! My FreeBSD /etc/motd is a static and rather boring file. I recall that when I used to login to my Slackware machine, it spruced things up a bit by offering some sort of rotating motd, which would spit out a random quote or joke instead of the same ol' static message. Is there a way to simulate this in FreeBSD? Unfortunately, 'man motd' does little more than state the obvious, and describe a method by which to surpress the motd altogether.
> This, of course, occurs to me as I ssh into my home machine from work!
Just run 'fortune' from within your .cshrc or whatever shell startup script.
That's what does it.
see man fortune
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