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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).

       On Debian GNU/Linux this file is a symbolic link pointing to /var/run/motd.  The  contents
       of   this  file  are  regenerated  upon  every  system  boot  based  on  the  contents  of
       /etc/motd.tail.

FILES

       /etc/motd
       /etc/motd.tail

SEE ALSO

       login(1), motd.tail(5), issue(5)

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