MOTD

NAME
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO

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 "motd" stands for "message of the day", and this file has been traditionally been used for exactly that (it requires much less disk space than mail to all users).

FILES

/etc/motd

SEE ALSO

login(1) issue(5)