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

FILES

/etc/motd

SEE ALSO

login(1), issue(5)

Information

Source
Linux kernel
OS/version
Linux
Source updated
December 29, 1992
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018