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Manage update-motd(5) on Ubuntu systems


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Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Aug 6th 2013

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'gdsoperations-updatemotd', '0.0.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add gdsoperations-updatemotd
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install gdsoperations-updatemotd --version 0.0.1

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gdsoperations/updatemotd — version 0.0.1 Aug 6th 2013


Puppet module for managing update-motd(5) on Ubuntu systems.

Example usage

Include with default parameters:

include updatemotd

Define some static content for motd.tail(5):

class { 'updatemotd':
  content => 'Welcome, humanoid!',

Manage more advanded scripted content:

class { 'updatemotd':
  purge_directory => true,
updatemotd::script { 'important':
  content => '#!/bin/bash\nexec uptime\n',


See LICENSE file.