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NAME

       motd - message of the day

DESCRIPTION

       The  contents  of /etc/motd are displayed by pam_motd(8) 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).

       On Debian GNU/Linux, dynamic content configured at /etc/pam.d/login is also  displayed  by
       pam_exec.

FILES

       /etc/motd
       /etc/pam.d/login

SEE ALSO

       login(1), issue(5), pam_motd(8)

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