MOTD(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual MOTD(5)

NAME

motd — file containing message(s) of the day

DESCRIPTION

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).

FILES
/etc/motd

The message of the day.

$HOME/.hushlogin

Suppresses output of /etc/motd.

EXAMPLES

FreeBSD 2.1.6.1-RELEASE (GENERIC) #0: Sun Dec 29 03:08:31 PST 1996

/home is full. Please cleanup your directories.

SEE ALSO

login(1), login.conf(5)

MidnightBSD 0.3 February 13, 1997 MidnightBSD 0.3