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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
as the system can not assume
to be writable.
effectively end up in a file under /var/run which will be
regenerated upon reboot.
A symbolic link to a different file, such as
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
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