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#REDIRECT: [[Core_utilities#motd]]
[[Category:System administration]]
[[Wikipedia:motd (Unix)|motd]] (Message of the day). The  contents  of {{ic|/etc/motd}} are displayed by {{Ic|login(1)}} after a successful login but just before it executes the login shell.
It is a good place to display your Terms of Service to remind users of your local policies or anything you wish to tell them.
A sample script that can be used to create {{ic|/etc/motd}}:
#define the filename to use as output
# Collect useful information about your system
# $USER is automatically defined
HOSTNAME=`uname -n`
KERNEL=`uname -r`
CPU=`uname -p`
ARCH=`uname -m`
# The different colours as variables
clear > $motd # to clear the screen when showing up
echo -e "$R#=============================================================================#" >> $motd
echo -e " $W Welcome $B $USER $W to $B $HOSTNAME                " >> $motd
echo -e " $R ARCH  $W= $ARCH                                  " >> $motd
echo -e " $R KERNEL $W= $KERNEL                                " >> $motd
echo -e " $R CPU    $W= $CPU                                    " >> $motd
echo -e "$R#=============================================================================#" >> $motd
echo -e "$X" >> $motd

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