motd



MOTD(5)                       File Formats Manual                      MOTD(5)


NAME

     motd - message of the day


DESCRIPTION

     The /etc/motd file 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 replaces all lines up to (but not
     including) the first blank line of this file.  Customised messages can be
     added to this file after that first blank line.

     Individual users may suppress the display of this file by creating a file
     named .hushlogin in their home directories.


FILES

     /etc/motd


EXAMPLES

     OpenBSD 3.0 (GENERIC) #5: Sat Jan 26 20:13:07 MST 2002

     Make sure you have a .forward file...

     4/17    Machine will be down for backups all day Saturday.


SEE ALSO

     login(1)

OpenBSD 6.4                       May 6, 2009                      OpenBSD 6.4

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