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motd(5)                    File Formats Manual                   motd(5)

NAME         top

       motd - message of the day

DESCRIPTION         top

       The contents of /etc/motd are displayed by login(1) 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).

FILES         top


SEE ALSO         top

       login(1), issue(5)

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