MOTD(5) Linux Programmer's Manual MOTD(5)NAME
motd - message of the day
The contents of /etc/motd are displayed by pam_motd(8) 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, dynamic content configured at /etc/pam.d/login is also displayed by pam_exec.
SEE ALSO login(1), issue(5), pam_motd(8)COLOPHON
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MOTD.TAIL(5) Debian Administrator's Manual MOTD.TAIL(5)NAME
motd.tail - Template for building the system message of the day
On Debian systems, the system message of the day is rebuilt at each startup, in order to display an accurate information. /etc/motd.tail is
the file to edit permanent changes to the message of the day.
The initiation script /etc/init.d/bootmisc.sh prepends a line containing information about the system to /etc/motd.tail and stores the
resulting file in /var/run/motd. /etc/motd is a symbolic link to /var/run/motd. This is done to prevent changes to /etc as the system can
not assume /etc to be writable.
Changes to /etc/motd effectively end up in a file under /var/run which will be regenerated upon reboot.
A symbolic link to a different file, such as /etc/motd.static disables this behaviour.
The initiation script which builds /var/run/motd
Symbolic link to the system message of the day at /var/run/motd
Template for building the system message of the day
System message of the day file rebuilt at each computer start
SEE ALSO login(1), issue(5), motd(5).
Debian 2007-04-28 MOTD.TAIL(5)
I am trying to discover the sequence of escape characters that I need to pass ksh in order to turn inverse video on and off. I need this information for two reasons:
* I want to include inverse video text in some shell scripts
* I wish to highlight a section of an /etc/motd file
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Im having a problem editing the motd ( message of the day ). I tried to edit the file /etc/motd but its end up with nothing. I find out the directory /etc/motd is in rw- r - r i changed it to executable rwxw-rw-r but having same thing no changes in the motd.
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I was hoping to get some help on this question:
I have different groups of users logging into our servers and I would like to set it up so that when they login they could get an update from the motd.
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im new to Unix. Need some advise or favour perhaps. Iam running Red hat Linux 7.2 and as soon as i install with GUI and so done, i reboot the system. After i reboot it directly went to the GUI login. I able to login and do my stuffs. My question is how to hold the system not to directly... (4 Replies)
I need to replace the current /etc/motd text file with a new motd across 30+ servers.
Which is the best way to do this? Shell script? sed?
Does anyone have an example I can use?
Thanks in advance. Unix people are the best!!! :) (2 Replies)
In which login startup script is the motd displayed?
Red Hat 4AS
As I understand it, upon login (bash) it hits
I went through the scripts and the associated scripts (/etc/profile.d/*.sh) but don't see where it's being displayed... (5 Replies)
Is there any way to display a different but daily MOTD when users login to the system without having to write some phrase or thoughts every day into it?
EDIT: Or how can I ŽupdateŽ the content of this file with some strings inside a txt file everyday?
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Eugene (5 Replies)
Hey - I need to write a shell script that gives a message on Fridays and a countdown on other business days. ("Today is Thursday, one day to go to Friday") I don't know if I should be scheduling a job for friday using the crontab command? Basically i'm totally lost. Any help would be greatly... (6 Replies)
which is the default motd for the different following different OS versions?
RHEL: has no default motd?
HP-UX: no motd but cat /etc/copyright in /etc/profile:
(c)Copyright 1983-2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
(c)Copyright 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985-1993 The Regents of the... (2 Replies)
When I do sudo -i isn't that like creating a root login shell session? Why isn't motd displayed? motd=message of the day.
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I think I answered it myself, it is only called for remote login sessions, once... (2 Replies)
I'm working on an rsync script and I'd like it to omit the MOTD banners and NOT output them to the file. I tried the --no-motd argument in the command but for some reason the MOTD still continues to appear. Can anyone advise? (10 Replies)