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Wed Jan 21 23:15:58 GMT 2009

There is an update-motd job that checks for updates available, so the
number of updates available will be listed at the end of your

    Linux t61p 2.6.28-8-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 25 04:27:53 UTC
2009 x86_64

    The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
    the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
    individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

    Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
    applicable law.

    To access official Ubuntu documentation, please visit:

    125 packages can be updated.
    0 updates are security updates.

And, as Jan mentioned, if you're running screen, you will have the
number of updates available as white text on a red background, as seen
An exclamation point is appended if any updates are security updates.

Obviously, this does not solve the desktop case. But on
command-line-only servers, this is exceptionally useful!


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