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motd(5) [suse man page]

MOTD(5) 						     Linux Programmer's Manual							   MOTD(5)

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 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). FILES
/etc/motd SEE ALSO
login(1), issue(5) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 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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PAM_MOTD(8)							 Linux-PAM Manual						       PAM_MOTD(8)

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. noupdate Don't run the scripts in /etc/update-motd.d to refresh the motd file. MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
Only the session module type is provided. RETURN VALUES
PAM_IGNORE This is the only return value of this module. EXAMPLES
The suggested usage for /etc/pam.d/login is: session optional pam_motd.so motd=/etc/motd 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>. Linux-PAM Manual 09/19/2013 PAM_MOTD(8)

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