Devuan Jessie Dynamic MOTD

If you have ever used Ubuntu Server then you should be familiar with the dynamic MOTD.  This is what is presented to the user in terminal when a log on occurs.
This feature is very nice as it will give you a quick look at useful information. Unfortunately, Devuan Server does not include the dynamic MOTD. First you will need to install some prerequisites and build the directory structure. To do so, run the following commands in terminal.

Once the above commands have been run, you can move on to populating the files you created. Below you can copy and paste.

Header (00-header)

System Information (10-sysinfo)

Once these files are populated with the above, you should now be able to logout and then log back in either using putty or on the console and you will be presented with something that looks like below. motd-devuan


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