Probably not possible, but I was wondering (and have for some time, though I can't find any info on it either way) whether /etc/motd is strictly a text in/text out file, or if there is a way to get it to execute a command, the output of which is to be included in the text output?
/etc/motd is a text file, and is displayed due to the following section /etc/login.conf:
default:\ :passwd_format=md5:\ :copyright=/etc/COPYRIGHT:\ :welcome=/etc/motd:\
FYI, most other flavors of Unix have a "cat /etc/motd" in the default shell init files. Anyway, if you want to dynamicly generate motd, you could invoke your program via cron or simply put something in /etc/profile which will display whatever it is you want to see (if for all users), or in ~/.profile [ ~/.login, ~/.zlogin, etc]....
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