"This message is shown once a day"

enter image description hereInstalled ubuntu and after successfully creating user name and password , it reflects few lines as in image. What does it mean?

Asked By: Madhu Gupta


There is a file /etc/motd (where MOTD stands for "Message of the Day") where the systems administrator can enter a message, which then is shown to all users when they login for the first time of the day. Remember that Linux is a multi-user operating system.

Obviously, if you are the only user of the system, that is not very useful. However, the MOTD system has been in use since the very start of Unix.

If you don’t want to see the message any longer, create the file .hushlogin by entering this command

touch ~/.hushlogin
Answered By: Jos