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NAME

       bnmotd.txt,  bnnews.txt  bnissue.txt - messages for the Unix Battle.net
       daemon

DESCRIPTION

       The file bnmotd.txt contains text displayed  by  bnetd(1),  when  users
       first log into the server.

       The  file  bnnews.txt  contains  text  displayed when the user uses the
       /news chat command.

       The files consist of raw text  with  printf-style  formatting  escapes.
       Each  line  of  a  file can contain a type formatter from the following
       list:

              %B     Use the broadcast attribute (???).

              %C     Execute the line as if the user entered it as a command.

              %E     Use the error attribute (red).

              %I     Use the info attribute (yellow).  This is  the  same  was
                     %W.

              %M     Normal  chat message (white).  This will appear as if the
                     user said it.

              %T     Emote chat message (???).  This will  appear  as  if  the
                     user said it.

              %W     Use the warning attribute (yellow).  This is the same was
                     %I.

       Within a line, any of the following format formatters may be used:

              %%     Expand to a literal percent sign (%).

              %a     Expand to the number of accounts on the server.

              %c     Expand to the number of channels  on  the  server.   This
                     includes all permanent and current temporary channels.

              %g     Expand  to  the  number  of  games  on  the server.  This
                     includes both public and private (passworded) games.

              %h     Expand to the hostname of  the  server  (as  returned  by
                     gethostname(2)).

              %i     Expand to this user's account ID number, formatted with a
                     leading pound (#) sign and leading zeros.

              %l     Expand to this user's current chat name which is  usually
                     the same

              %r     Expand to the IP of the remote machine (the client).

              %t     Expand to four character client tag.

              %u     Expand to the number of users logged into the server.

              %v     Expand to the version number of the server.

SEE ALSO

       bnetd(1)

AUTHOR

       Ross Combs (ross@bnetd.org)

                                2 August, 2001                       bntext(5)