Friday, May 1, 2009

Set a welcome message after console startup

Author: Adrian Nowak, 10:35 PM, Friday, May 1, 2009


Almost every Linux user are using the console to change the system configuration. Usually its appearance is a little different between the different distributions. I will show you how to make it unique by adding to it a unique start message.

The whole operation is relatively simple and consists of the installation package figlet (for converting words to the image) and edit the bashrc file, so let 's get started.

1) First we'll install a package figlet by typing in the console:

sudo apt-get install figlet
2) Then we have to edit the appropriate file:
gedit ~ /. bashrc
3) At the end of Paste:
figlet "Ubuntu" echo-n 'Hello'; whoami; echo''
Hello and Ubuntu words can be changed to your own, for example:

4) After pasting line save and close the file. Of course then run the command line to check out the result.


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