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) after
       a successful login but just before it executes  the  login
       shell.

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

FILES
       /etc/motd

SEE ALSO
       login(1) issue(5)

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