MirOS Manual: motd(5)

MOTD(5)                      BSD Reference 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.

     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)

MirOS BSD #10-current         December 28, 1994                              1

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