After logging on to an ax25 node, you’re shown a message like this:
DAVBBS:KK6DCT-6 Welcome to KK6DCT-6 network node Type ? for a list of commands. help <commandname> gives a description of the named command. -- @kk6dct-6 20:52:01>
This is what is shown by my node that I’m currently setting up. I’d like to show a list of the apps I currently have configured. You can see the configured commands by entering a ? as the message tells you, but the formatting is not ideal, especially as I’m adding more apps and this list is getting cluttered. This is what the ‘?’ command shows for my currently configured apps:
@kk6dct-6 20:52:01> ? DAVBBS:KK6DCT-6 Commands: ?, Advent, Bye, Connect, Escape, Finger, Help, HItchhikers, HOst Info, Links, Mheard, NLinks, Nodes, PIng, Ports, Routes, Status TAlk, Telnet, TIme, Users, W1-WeatherDavisCA, W2-Weather5DaysDavisCA W3-WeatherForCity, W4-Weather5DaysForCity, Z1-Zork1, Z2-Zork2 Z3-Zork3, ZConnect, ZTelnet
When you logon, the first part of the welcome message that’s displayed is configured in /etc/ax25/node.motd (message of the day). Editing this file I can now more cleanly format the menu (and I might come back and change some of the names of the apps to make the menu options clearer later) :
DAVBBS:KK6DCT-6 Welcome to KK6DCT-6 network node W1 - Weather in Davis, CA W2 - 5 day weather forecast: Davis, CA W3 - Weather in specified city W4 - 5 day weather forecast for specified city Advent - Adventure / Colossal Cove Z1 - Zork I Z2 - Zork II Z3 - Zork III Type ? for a list of commands. help <commandname> gives a description of the named command. --
One Reply to “Packet Radio: ax25 node logon message: updating for a cleaner menu”
Very very cool project!!
May I suggest adding magneticscrolls adventures to the mix as well?
They come with monochrome ASCII Art pictures as well.