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NAME

       pam_motd - Display the motd file

SYNOPSIS

       pam_motd.so [motd=/path/filename]

DESCRIPTION

       pam_motd is a PAM module that can be used to display arbitrary motd (message of the day)
       files after a successful login. By default the /etc/motd file is shown. The message size
       is limited to 64KB.

OPTIONS

       motd=/path/filename
           The /path/filename file is displayed as message of the day.

       motd_dir=/path/dirname.d
           The /path/dirname.d directory is scanned and each file contained inside of it is
           displayed.

       noupdate
           Don't run the scripts in /etc/update-motd.d to refresh the motd file.

       When no options are given, the default is to display both /etc/motd and the contents of
       /etc/motd.d. Specifying either option (or both) will disable this default behavior.

       The MOTD_SHOWN=pam environment variable is set after showing the motd files, even when all
       of them were silenced using symbolic links.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

       Only the session module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES

       PAM_ABORT
           Not all relevant data or options could be obtained.

       PAM_BUF_ERR
           Memory buffer error.

       PAM_IGNORE
           This is the default return value of this module.

EXAMPLES

       The suggested usage for /etc/pam.d/login is:

           session  optional  pam_motd.so

       To use a motd file from a different location:

           session  optional  pam_motd.so motd=/elsewhere/motd

       To use a motd file from elsewhere, along with a corresponding .d directory:

           session  optional  pam_motd.so motd=/elsewhere/motd motd_dir=/elsewhere/motd.d

SEE ALSO

       motd(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7), update-motd(5)

AUTHOR

       pam_motd was written by Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>.

       The motd_dir= option was added by Allison Karlitskaya <allison.karlitskaya@redhat.com>.