In Mavericks it is possible to to show a custom message on the logon/lock screen. This can be done via "Preferences" -> "Security" -> "Show a message when the screen is locked".
Now I'm wondering if it is possible to display a message that is randomly read from a provided text file and changes every time at logon. For example I'd like to have a file "quotes.txt" with each line being a quotation such that I get some kind of "Quote of the Day" feature.
I guess this could easily be achieved by a script running whenever the users logs off (log in would be possible as well, I suppose), that reads in a random line and sets the "lock screen message" string accordingly. So I'm basically asking, if there is a way to access this string for example via command line to programmatically change it.