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MOTD

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (5)
Updated: 1992-12-29
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NAME

motd - message of the day  

DESCRIPTION

The contents of /etc/motd are displayed by login(1) after a successful login but just before it executes the login shell.

The abbreviation "motd" stands for "message of the day", and this file has been traditionally used for exactly that (it requires much less disk space than mail to all users).  

FILES

/etc/motd  

SEE ALSO

login(1), issue(5)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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