Gernot Walzl

motd

Message of the Day

When you login over ssh, the message of the day (motd) is displayed.
On a default Debian installation, it looks like this:

Linux T450s 4.19.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 (2019-11-11) x86_64

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Sun Jan 12 12:16:15 2020 from ::1

Updated MOTD

The motd can easily be extended with useful information
by placing some scripts in /etc/update-motd.d/.
With additional scripts in place, it could look like this:

Linux T450s 4.19.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 (2019-11-11) x86_64

System information as of Sun 2020-01-12 12:59:54 CET

System load:    0.69    Processes:              164
Usage of /:     12%     Users:                  3
Memory usage:   10.2%   System uptime:          1:05 hours
Swap usage:     0.0%    IP address of wlp3s0:   192.168.0.123

*** System restart required ***

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Sun Jan 12 12:16:15 2020 from ::1

External links for further information

50-sysinfo 2020-01-12 1.05 KB
98-reboot-required 2020-01-12 243 B
CONTENT.html 2020-01-17 1.69 KB