Message of the Day
Linux Commands - Manage Users and Groups

Message of the Day

With multiple users logging in you can communicate with those users by writing a message to users they can see when they log in.


edit /etc/motd


Save your message and you are done.


Welcome to the Network!


Please note that we will have a system upgrade later this

evening from 6 PM to 8 PM. Be sure to have adequate backups of

all important data.


Admin


Be aware that users who log in using the graphical interface may not notice the motd while those who login using the terminal will not be able to miss it.



/etc/issue


This message is displayed immediately before the login prompt on unused terminals.

You can edit this file to communicate with users. Here is an example of the etc/issue message from Ubuntu.


Ubuntu 5.04 "Hoary Hedgehog" \n \l