motd - message of the day
The contents of /etc/motd
are displayed by pam_motd(8)
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, the content of /run/motd.dynamic
is also displayed.
This file is generated by /etc/init.d/motd
, issue(5) pam_motd(8)
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