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Message of the day.

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1992-12-29
MOTD(5)                             Linux Programmer's Manual                             MOTD(5)

NAME

motd - message of the day

DESCRIPTION

The contents of /etc/motd are displayed by pam_motd(8) 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 traditionā€ ally used for exactly that (it requires much less disk space than mail to all users). On Debian GNU/Linux, dynamic content configured at /etc/pam.d/login is also displayed by pam_exec.

FILES

/etc/motd /etc/pam.d/login

SEE ALSO

login(1), issue(5), pam_motd(8)

COLOPHON

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Linux 1992-12-29 MOTD(5)
This manual Reference Other manuals
motd(5) referred by issue(5) | pam_motd(8) | sshd(8) | update-motd(5) | update-motd(8)
refer to issue(5) | login(1) | pam_motd(8)