oremanj at get-linux.org
Tue Aug 26 13:18:06 PDT 2003
On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 11:02:55AM -0700 or thereabouts, Joshua Oreman wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 12:37:44PM -0400 or thereabouts, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> > Probably not possible, but I was wondering (and have for some time,
> > though I can't find any info on it either way) whether /etc/motd is
> > strictly a text in/text out file, or if there is a way to get it to
> > execute a command, the output of which is to be included in the text
> > output?
> You could make it a FIFO and put a Perl script or something at the
> other end, if you want dynamically-generated output.
> [ ... ]
> Be careful.
Really! This approach can come back and bite you in the butt. Basically, be absolutely
sure the writer process is started during bootup. Otherwise it'll hang indefinitely
when logging in; you need to drop to single-user to fix it.
> > TIA
> > Lou
> > --
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