Put a Talking Cow in Your Linux Message of the Day

There are a lot of cool old Linux commands that we don’t see anymore because they’re buried under our flashy graphical desktops. But they’re still there, they’re still fun, and best of all they’re configured with nice easy text files. MOTD, or Message of the Day, has evolved from a simple text file to an entire scripted framework that can display ANSI art, static text messages, and display dynamic system information.