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MOTD(5)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   MOTD(5)



NAME
       motd - message of the day

DESCRIPTION
       The  contents of /etc/motd are displayed by login(1,3,5)(1) after a successful
       login(1,3,5) but just before it executes the login(1,3,5) shell.

       The abbreviation "motd" stands for "message of the day", and this  file(1,n)
       has  been  traditionally  used  for exactly that (it requires much less(1,3)
       disk space than mail(1,8) to all users(1,5)).

FILES
       /etc/motd

SEE ALSO
       login(1,3,5)(1), issue(5)



Linux                             1992-12-29                           MOTD(5)

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