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

NAME
     motd - message of the day

DESCRIPTION
     The /etc/motd file is normally displayed by login(1) after a user has
     logged in but before the shell is run.  It is generally used for impor-
     tant system-wide announcements.  During system startup, a line containing
     the kernel version string replaces all lines up to (but not including)
     the first blank line of 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
     OpenBSD 3.0 (GENERIC) #5: Sat Jan 26 20:13:07 MST 2002

     Make sure you have a .forward file...

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

SEE ALSO
     login(1)

OpenBSD 3.6                    December 28, 1994                             1