To give my server a bit of personality I have it render words of wisdom everytime I log on to it through SSH. Also, show its uptime and any tunning tmux sessions.
This is for Debian 8, I’m not sure about Red Hat or other distros.
First install fortune and cowsay:
# aptitude install fortune cowsay
Place the following commands in ~/.ssh/rc:
#!/bin/bash clear fortune | cowsay -f $(ls /usr/share/cowsay/cows/ | shuf -n 1) echo "$(uptime)" echo "" tmux list-sessions >/dev/null 2>&1 if [ "$?" = "0" ] ; then echo "Running tmux sessions:" echo "$(tmux list-sessions)" else echo "No running tmux sessions." fi echo ""
Restart ssh (this will not disconnect any running ssh sessions):
# service ssh restart
Let’s see what happens…