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motd(5)                     BSD File Formats Manual                    motd(5)


NAME

     motd -- file containing message(s) of the day


DESCRIPTION

     The file /etc/motd is normally displayed by login(1) after a user has
     logged in but before the shell is run.  It is generally used for impor-
     tant system-wide announcements.

     Individual users may suppress the display of this file by creating a file
     named ``.hushlogin'' in their home directories.


FILES

     /etc/motd


EXAMPLES

     Welcome to the University of East Westia

     Make sure you have a .forward file...

     4/17    Machine will be down for backups all day Saturday.


SEE ALSO

     login(1)

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