The term `motd` means "Message of the day"

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Where is motd on modern Ubuntu systems?

There is another question which covers some suggestions for changing the motd on modern ubuntu systems which do not have /etc/motd. However, the other question does not ask (or tell) where the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 update-motd.d not affects the MOTD

I added a new file 80_own-motd to the /etc/update-motd.d directory on my Ubuntu 15.10 Server. #!/bin/sh echo ">>>>>>Welcome to my Ubuntu Server<<<<<<<<<&...
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How to remove MOTD segment when no updates/upgrades?

When I log in to the terminal/via SSH, I see this message, where x is a number of updates: x packages can be updated. x updates are security updates. However, if the number to both is 0, I'd prefer ...
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“System restart required”…why? How can I get what triggered this notification to also show details?

Every so often, I'll SSH into a box with unattended-upgrades and be greeted with "** System restart required ***" with no additional information. My '/var/run/reboot-required.pkgs' file contains: ...
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How to change the motd date format

Every time I ssh into my server the server prints the last login date and time. But I don't like the format. For ex: Last login: Sun Jan 31 12:12:13 2016 from 127.0.0.1 I want to to disable the ...
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In 14.04 Packages/reboot warnings in motd take an additional login to show up

Note: This is not a new problem and has been going on for a while. If you log in via SSH when new updates are available or after installing updates, the MOTD doesn't reflect the last changes you've ...
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No MOTD on Ubuntu 14.04…?

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. When I SSH, there is no MOTD (and yes, I have the appropriate command set in sshd_config). I read a bunch of tutorials about setting up MOTD, but I ...
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MOTD is not being viewed completely

here is my problem. When I login via ssh as root to my ubuntu 14.04.2 VM I see this [skynet]~> ssh gm-st01 Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS gm-st01.name.lab ssh-pty No mail. Last login: Fri May 15 16:23:02 ...
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Who is telling me “You have mail”

On a server running Ubuntu 14.04 I see You have new mail in the motd every time I log in via SSH. Q: Who is telling me this? Mail does not find anything, and I do not expect any mails on this ...
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Message of the day at /etc/motd.tail not working

As detailed on AskUbuntu (multiple threads), I am trying to change my message of the day. This is my edit: luis@Terminus:/etc$ cat /etc/motd.tail ____ _ _ ____ / ...
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MOTD printing twice with “PrintMotd no”

I looked at other posts on here but none seemed to help. Whether I set PrintMotd to "no" or "yes" in the etc/ssh/ directory under sshd_config as long as I have a "motd" file under in etc/ it gets ...
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Update notifier doesn't work [cache issue]

The update notifier doesn't notify me when updates are available. Sometime ago I had a similar problem and this worked: sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/dpkg-run-stamp sudo rm /var/lib/update-...
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How to disable release upgrade notification at terminal/TTY login (not the GUI pop-up)?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on one of my old laptop. Each time I login through TTY or SSH it says: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.4.0-030400-generic i686) * Documentation: https://help....
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Set user- or group-specific MOTD in SSH

I would like to disable or change the MOTD shown on SSH login on a per-group/per-user basis. This question on SuperUser has an answer stating that I can use Match blocks in sshd_config. However, man ...
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MOTD is updated very rarely

I understand that pam_motd updates the MOTD upon login, but sometimes MOTD just doesn't get updated for days and I'm puzzled what might be the reason. I'd like to add uptime and who outputs to the ...
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Custom MOTD does not update until scripts finish

I recently got a small server and gave some friends accounts on it. They all have their own web pages in ~/public_html using lighttpd so I wrote a script to backup every user's public_html directory. ...
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MOTD - show memory usage, 50-landscape-sysinfo without swap info

I would like to display the MOTD without swap info, because my machine does not have swap. I have found the link ls /etc/update-motd.d/50-landscape-sysinfo which points to the file /usr/bin/...
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Available updates not shown when login to terminal Ubuntu 14.04

When I login to my server terminal over ssh I just see: Using username "username". Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Authenticating with public key "mykey" from agent Last login: Wed Oct 22 09:17:02 2014 from xxx....
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Login welcome message but no shell?

I've created a user on my Ubuntu machine so that some people can log in and set up SSH tunnels and also so they can download some files from the system. I don't want them to have shell access at all. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: pam_motd sometimes displays only partial MOTD

This isn't a very big deal but it really irritates me somehow. We have a large number of machines running Ubuntu 12.04 (server/amd64) which i frequently ssh into. We have the standard set-up for this ...
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MOTD displaying content of /etc/motd generated at boot / previous login

I have an Ubuntu server running at sandbox.plushu.org - if you add your key at http://enter.sandbox.plushu.org, you can connect to the server as root@sandbox.plushu.org. You can reset the server by ...
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SSH server display Motd instead of the Banner set in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

My version of Ubuntu is: Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise I am try to setup my ssh server in order to display some warning message in the ...
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How to properly invoke motd for SSH connections with PAM disabled

I have configured a nice motd message that shows me lots of relevant infos when I login to my VPS via SSH. As password authentication is disabled in sshd_config I would also prefer to disable PAM as ...
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motd displayed twice

So here's the deal. I've created /etc/motd.tail as suggested by Ubuntu documentation which should append STATIC content to /etc/motd . However as well as this work, it displays the MOTD TWICE when I ...
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No MOTD on first login after upgrade to 13.10

One of my favorite things when I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04LTS was the MOTD with the landscape-common data. After updating to 13.10 and having some trouble at first with MOTD not working at all, ...
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After do-release-upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10 I still get informed about 13.04 on log-in via MOTD

This was an issue with moving to 12.10 it appears to have resurfaced now with 13.04 i.e. post upgrade to 13.04 you still get the MOTD to upgrade. I've tried the previous list of fixes for the same ...
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How to remove legal notice from MOTD / Banner for non-root users

Problem: The following text is shown for all non-root users when logging in via SSH: The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each ...
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Command not found when SSHing into Ubuntu 12.04

I have an issue when logging into my Ubuntu 12.04 machine via SSH. It lags for about 40 seconds after printing half of the MOTD. Then it says [...]: command not found and completes the login. My ...
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Persistent “disk will be checked…” in the message of the day (motd) even after reboot

I see that there are some other threads that mention this error, but I have tried the solutions with no luck. When I log into my 12.04 Server, I get the message: /dev/sdb1 will be checked for errors ...
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Why does MOTD and “landscape-sysinfo” show different disk usage to “df”?

I have several drives on my server mounted separately. They are getting close to full. When I ssh to my server, motd reports disk usage, for example: => /home is using 89.3% of 916.89GB But if I ...
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/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check returns wrong information; also affects motd

My question is related to Ubuntu tells me I have packages to upgrade when I don't, which pertains to Ubuntu 10.04. But my problem is with Ubuntu 12.04.2LTS (and the solutions mentioned for 10.04 ...
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Why aren't my drives fscking [duplicate]

I logged on to my Ubuntu server and the message of the day contained these wonderful messages: *** /dev/sda1 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** *** /dev/sda6 will be checked for errors at ...
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Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Message of the Day

I've just made the transition to Ubuntu Linux 12.10 and I want to properly set up my first motd. I've run the following below and noticed that I only have one motd file instead of having a secondary ...
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Environment variables in motd not working

I’m trying to send user login logs to my email with the users name and location. After making the script I found that environment variables can’t run in this script, I’m hoping that someone out there ...
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How to change the login notice on a custom shell?

I was trying to setup a custom shell for a temp user. sudo usermod --shell /home/nemo/a temp The contents of a: #!/bin/bash echo "Test" Unfortunately, on trying to login as user temp, I see this:...