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       motd - message of the day

       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.
       The  contents of this file are regenerated upon every system boot based
       on the contents of /etc/motd.tail.


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

       This page is part of release 3.05 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux				  1992-12-29			       MOTD(5)

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