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MOTD(5)			  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		       MOTD(5)

NAME
     motd -- file containing message(s)	of the day

DESCRIPTION
     The file /etc/motd	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 is prepended to this file.

     Individual	users may suppress the display of this file by creating	a file
     named ``.hushlogin'' in their home	directories or through login.conf(5).

FILES
     /etc/motd	       The message of the day.
     $HOME/.hushlogin  Suppresses output of /etc/motd.

EXAMPLES
     FreeBSD 2.1.6.1-RELEASE (GENERIC) #0: Sun Dec 29 03:08:31 PST 1996

     /home is full.  Please cleanup your directories.

SEE ALSO
     login(1), login.conf(5)

FreeBSD	9.2		       February	13, 1997		   FreeBSD 9.2

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