For example, greeting like in following image each time you start terminal :
We are going to use two programs namely “fortune” which generates random quotes and “cowsay” which adds some pictures with bubble over its head, just like in cartoons published in newspapers.
sudo aptitude install fortune cowsay
Sample run of “fortune | cowsay -n”
sudo gedit /etc/bash.bashrc
# Spicing up Terminal fortune | cowsay -n echo
Further Customization :
If you want to have static greeting message, add following at the end of /etc/bash.bashrc file
# Spicing up Terminal cowsay YourTextHere echo
cowsay comes with more fun pictures. The list can be found at /usr/share/cowsay/cows/
If you like any of above cartoons, then your modified line to be added in /etc/bash.bashrc file will be :
fortune | cowsay -n -f tux.cow
Enjoy your new spicy Terminal!