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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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No motd displaying when logging into SSH

I recently upgraded my box from 13.04 to 13.10. After the upgrade, I ran into some issues with motd displaying twice (specifically, /etc/motd was being displayed after the contents of ...
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Server MOTD does not appear on local login

I just loaded Ubuntu Server 13.10 and notice that when I log into the sever I do not get a MOTD but when I ssh into server with the same login passwd I do get the MOTD. I would like to get it all the ...
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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 ...