Automatic Updates

Update /etc/motd with system information

If you wish to automatically update the UNIX /etc/motd file with system information, you can use the mcsysinfomotd script which is bundled with SysInfo. This script will insert/update the first 2 lines of /etc/motd to look something like:

host% cat /etc/motd
OS Release is Fedora Core 4 (Linux 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
System is a Dell DIM4500, 1 x 2.4 GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM

You must run mcsysinfomotd as a user who has write permissions to the /etc directory. Usually this means you must be root.

Typically you want to run mcsysinfomotd whenever the system boots via an /etc/init.d file or equivilant.

The mcsysinfomotd command is found in /opt/mcsysinfo/bin on Linux/Unix and in C:\Program Files\MagniComp\SysInfo\bin on Windows by default.