How to show the message "hello $username, today's date is $date" as soon as you login to Ubuntu.
If you want to see the message when you open the terminal or after you are login in tty1-6, just put this line at the end of
~/.bashrc file (open it from terminal with
echo "Hello $USER, today's date is $(date +"%A, %d-%m-%y")"
If you want to see the message after you are login in GUI, do the following:
Create a new file
If you want to get a desktop notification, put next 2 lines inside:
#!/bin/bash notify-send "Hello" "Hello $USER, today's date is $(date +"%A, %d-%m-%y")"
Alternatively, if you want a popup (message box) to show up, put next 2 lines inside:
#!/bin/bash zenity --info --title "Hello" --text "Hello $USER, today's date is $(date +"%A, %d-%m-%y")"
Save the file and close it.
Make the file exacutable:
chmod +x ~/bin/name_and_date.sh
- Search in Dash for Startup Applications, open it and click Add.
- Under name type "Show my name and date" or something you will recognise.
- Under command type:
$USERwith your user name).
- Under comment (if you want), type a brief description.