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02-20-2002, 11:35 PM
So, through some magical stroke of dumb luck I've managed to score a hand-me-down TiBook! :D
This is my first taste of the Mac OS. I have a couple books on order but nothing in hand yet so I've been playing around trying to gather as much general information as possible.
My question is, when I open Terminal.app I do not see Welcome to Darwin! only a prompt as localhost in my home directory, why is this?
Thanks for any input.
ps sorry if this post is in the wrong place, thought this might be the most likely to get a response.
Edit /etc/motd as root with the editor of your choice, or check the contents of ~/.tcshrc.
When you installed MacOS X did you also installed the BSD subsystem?
From man motd:
<<The file /etc/motd is normally displayed by login(1) after a user has
logged in but before the shell is run. It is generally used for impor-
tant system-wide announcements. During system startup, a line containing
the kernel version string is prepended to this file.
Individual users may suppress the display of this file by creating a file
named ``.hushlogin'' in their home directories.>>
Instead of "Welcome to Darwin" you can make a more exciting message by editing /etc/motd with a Unix editor such as pico or vi.
02-21-2002, 02:46 AM
I noticed that I never got the MOTD until I changed the terminal preferences (the shell tab) from "Use this shell:" to "Use default shell for this user". Both of which were tcsh, btw.
02-21-2002, 10:14 AM
Changing the terminal shell preference did it. Thanks xchanyazy!
Sao, I have not done a clean install yet. When you ask if I installed the BSD subsystem is this something that is not included during a typical install from the restore CDs?
Sorry if I don't reply for awhile. Off to work and no net allowed.
Thanks again, blake
02-26-2002, 12:54 AM
the BSD Subsystem is part of the default install. i think you have to turn it off if you go to the "customize" screen of the OS X Installer.
glad to hear you were lucky enought to get a hand me down tibook.
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