Re: printing to motd
On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, John Galt wrote:
> echo `quota -v` `/usr/games/fortune` >> /etc/motd
> On Sat, 27 Jan 2001, RAccess wrote:
> >Hello. I would like know how I can print quota information into the motd
> >for every user. Since we are talking about appending to motd, how can
> >fortune be appended as well? They should both work along the same lines,
> >just quota system would be harder, i think.
> >-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
> >Version: 3.12
> >GCS GIT GP d- s+: a-- C+++ ULSB+++ P+ L+++ E+ W+++
> >N+ o K- w--- O- M-- V- PS+ PE Y+ PGP++ t++ 5-- X++
> >R* tv-- b+ DI+ D- G++ e h! r* !y+
> >------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
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That isnt such a bright idea (no offence). This information is updated
regularly. Why would I want to append to /etc/motd on every login?
Anyway... I have used /etc/profile to implement this. There was no need to
edit /etc/motd. Now next up, I have to clean up the output from 'quota'.
Something along the lines of:
You have used 40.2Mb of your quota of 500Mb (hard limit: 510Mb)
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
GCS GIT GP d- s+: a-- C+++ ULSB+++ P+ L+++ E+ W+++
N+ o K- w--- O- M-- V- PS+ PE Y+ PGP++ t++ 5-- X++
R* tv-- b+ DI+ D- G++ e h! r* !y+
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------