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Old 06-14-2006
Personalizing UNIX login script

Hi all,

I am just starting to learn UNIX and I have a question that I hope that you can assist me with.

I want to create a comment with my login script that will respond to each user personally. Based on the time that they are logging in.

I want it to say, Good Morning and such

Any suggestions on a good place to start?

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 06-14-2006
You will have to grep for the username in /etc/passwd, then get the Person's name as it is entered in that file.

fullname=$(grep "$username" /etc/passwd| awk '{print $5}' )
echo "Good day, $fullname"

# 3  
Old 06-14-2006
The FS may need to be set in the awk statement
fullname=$(grep "$username" /etc/passwd| awk -F: '{print $5}' )
echo "Good day, $fullname"

# 4  
Old 06-14-2006

echo "Good day, $(nawk -F: -v user=$(logname) '$1 == user {print $5}' /etc/passwd)"

# 5  
Old 06-15-2006
when ="evening"
date +%r| grep -q 'PM'
if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
echo "Good $when, $fullname"

# 6  
Old 06-15-2006

hour=`date | cut -c12-13`
case ${hour} in
 @(0[0-9]|1[1-2]) )       when='Morning' ;;
 @(1[3-7]) )                 when='Afternoon' ;;
              *)                 when='Evening' ;;

echo "Good $when, $fullname"

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