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motd - message of the day
The contents of /etc/motd are displayed by
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
The contents of this file are regenerated upon every system boot
based on the contents of
This page is part of release 3.22 of the Linux
A description of the project,
and information about reporting bugs,
can be found at
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