MOTDSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (5)
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NAMEmotd - message of the day
DESCRIPTIONThe contents of /etc/motd are displayed by login(1) after a successful login but just before it executes the login shell.
SEE ALSOlogin(1), issue(5)
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