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byobu-shell - Print the message of the day and launch a shell


byobu-shell is a simple script that prints the message of the day (/etc/motd) and launches a shell.

$SHELL will be invoked if it exists. Otherwise, /bin/sh will be used.


This manpage and the utility were written by Dustin Kirkland <> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document and the utility under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation.

The complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL on Debian/Ubuntu systems, or in /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-*/GPL on Fedora systems, or on the web at

11 Feb 2009 byobu