Updated: 2021/Apr/14


MOTD(5)                       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
     important system-wide announcements.  During system startup, a line
     containing the kernel version string is prepended to this file.

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

FILES
     /etc/motd

EXAMPLES
     NetBSD 1.0 (SUN_LAMP) #9: Sun Nov 20 22:47:57 PST 1994

     Make sure you have a .forward file...

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

SEE ALSO
     login(1)

NetBSD 9.99                    December 28, 1994                   NetBSD 9.99