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I have a local server running Ubuntu 10.04 headlessly. When I ssh to the server I get some core information about the system, such as

System load:  0.0                Processes:           XXX
Usage of /:   2.5% of 452.69GB   Users logged in:     0
Memory usage: 10%                IP address for lo:   XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Swap usage:   0%                 IP address for eth0: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Temperature:  40 C

What is the command to get this information to print again? I tried looking in the rc.local and the bash.bashrc file to see how this was run, but I could not find anything.

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The command is


it is run from /etc/update-motd.d/50-landscape-sysinfo when you have installed the package landscape-common.

As of Ubuntu 12.04 (perhaps earlier), update-motd is run at login time by the PAM module pam_motd.so. Originally, update-motd was a cron job.

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excellent. Thank you. –  Codemwnci Oct 17 '10 at 15:14
slight mistake, it should be /etc/update-motd.d/50-landscape-sysinfo not /etc/update-motd.d/run 50-landscape-sysinfo –  Nick HS Oct 17 '10 at 15:16
thanks, fixed it. –  sroecker Oct 17 '10 at 15:21
I've installed landscape-common but don't see the information when I log in again. Do I have to reboot the server? –  Dan Dascalescu Jul 21 '14 at 21:42

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