This cdist type allows you to easily setup /etc/motd.
In some OS, motd is a bit special, check motd(5). Currently Debian, Devuan, Ubuntu and FreeBSD are taken into account. If your OS of choice does something besides /etc/motd, check the source and contribute support for it. Otherwise it will likely just work.
If supplied, copy this file from the host running cdist to the target. If source is '-' (dash), take what was written to stdin as the file content. If not supplied, a default message will be placed onto the target.
# Use cdist defaults __motd # Supply source file from a different type __motd --source "$__type/files/my-motd" # Supply source from stdin __motd --source "-" <<EOF Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream EOF
Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>
Copyright (C) 2020 Nico Schottelius. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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