MOTD(5) File Formats Manual MOTD(5)

motdfile containing message(s) of the day

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 important system-wide announcements.

Individual users may suppress the display of this file by creating a file named “.hushlogin” in their home directories.


Welcome to the University of East Westia

Make sure you have a .forward file...

4/17	Machine will be down for backups all day Saturday.


December 28, 1994 macOS 14.5