.motd or banner


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Go to http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=display&f=Graffiti&t=Cool Linux

You will see a text box at the top of the screen. Type in 2 or 3 words.
Keep it short for the first try.

You will see some ascii text art beneath the sentence you typed in.
There are several different font styles to choose from.


Copy and paste the ascii banner you just created to your clip board.

Now open a terminal as root (or else you can sudo after you open it)

Ceate a text file user /etc called motd (message of the day)
Paste your text-art into this file. (Usually it won't already exist, if it does just replace it).
Then save this file as /etc/motd

The next time you log in to your console or terminal... viola... instant banner.

Edit the file a second time, leave the ascii art in place but put a couple carriage returns beneath it.

And type in something like...

Anyone caught logging into this system without permission will be flogged with a wet noodle.

Save your motd file again, logout of the terminal/console and then log back in again.

..Yeah, it's an old tip, but it's still cool.
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