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motd – file containing message(s) of the day



The file /etc/motd is normally displayed by login(1) after a user has logged in but before the shell is run. It is generally used for important system-wide announcements. During system startup, a line containing the kernel version string is prepended to this file.

Individual users may suppress the display of this file by creating a file named " .hushlogin" in their home directories or through login.conf(5).


/etc/motd The message of the day.
  Suppresses output of /etc/motd.


FreeBSD (GENERIC) #0: Sun Dec 29 03:08:31 PST 1996

/home is full. Please cleanup your directories.


login(1), login.conf(5)

MOTD (5) February 13, 1997

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