System Information Script

This reports a cron job as SSH pre-MOTD at a specified interval that which collects system info.

As root, enter:


Then you can safely enter:

crontab -e

Voila! crontab with a human-usable text editor.

The Crontab...

Paste this into the crontab and press Ctrl-x followed by typing yes to confirm and pressing enter to finalize.

*/2 * * * * /usr/local/bin/

And the script...

(As root!)

nano -wc /usr/local/bin/

CPUTIME=$(ps -eo pcpu | awk 'NR>1' | awk '{tot=tot+$1} END {print tot}')
CPUCORES=$(cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -c processor)
echo "
System Summary (collected `date`)

 - CPU Usage (average)       = `echo $CPUTIME / $CPUCORES | bc`%
 - Memory free (real)        = `free -m | head -n 2 | tail -n 1 | awk {'print $4'}` Mb
 - Memory free (cache)       = `free -m | head -n 3 | tail -n 1 | awk {'print $3'}` Mb
 - Swap in use               = `free -m | tail -n 1 | awk {'print $3'}` Mb
 - System Uptime             =`uptime`
 - Public IP                 = `dig +short`
 - Disk Space Free           = `df -h / | awk '{ a = $4 } END { print a }'`

" > /etc/motd

Enjoy :)

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