update-motd(8) System Manager's Manual update-motd(8)
update-motd - immediately update the dynamic MOTD and print it to std-
The PAM MOTD module updates the Message-of-the-Day automatically on
But sometimes, the system administrator may want to update the MOTD
immediately or on demand.
This simple program performs the same actions handled by PAM on login,
and prints the new MOTD to stdout.
Note that only the system administrator can typically write to the
MOTD, and thus this utility should be executed as the root user.
For best practices and additional information, please see update-
/etc/motd, /var/run/motd, /etc/update-motd.d
motd(5), pam_motd(8), run-parts(8), update-motd(5)
This manpage and the update-motd framework was written by Dustin Kirk-
land <email@example.com> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by
others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3
published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
update-motd 14 February 2013 update-motd(8)
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