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MOTD

by Joel Kleier on 2015-01-23


You know what’s fun? Setting an motd. It’s one of those almost completely superfluous things that I knew existed, but never really took the time to actually set.

Well, dangit, I deserve some silly eye-candy!

Here’s the motd file I use (currently a reference to a reeeeaaaallly cheese movie that I love for some inexplicable reason). The actual text I use in my /etc/motd file looks something like this:

    )                  )             )       (   (               )
 ( /(  (       (    ( /(    *   ) ( /(       )\ ))\ )   (     ( /(      *   )
 )\()) )\      )\   )\()) ` )  /( )\())(    (()/(()/(   )\    )\())(  ` )  /(
((_)((((_)(  (((_)|((_)\   ( )(_)((_)\ )\    /(_)/(_)((((_)( ((_)\ )\  ( )(_))
 _((_)\ _ )\ )\___|_ ((_) (_(_()) _((_((_)  (_))(_))  )\ _ )\ _((_((_)(_(_())
| || (_)_\(_((/ __| |/ /  |_   _|| || | __| | _ | |   (_)_\(_| \| | __|_   _|
| __ |/ _ \  | (__  ' <     | |  | __ | _|  |  _| |__  / _ \ | .` | _|  | |
|_||_/_/ \_\  \___|_|\_\    |_|  |_||_|___| |_| |____|/_/ \_\|_|\_|___| |_|

Here’s a pretty handy utility for generating text-based ascii art: patorjk.com/software/taag

It really isn’t much, but it adds just a little bit of personalization to a tool I use everyday, all-day.