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pam_motd - Display the motd file

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NAME

pam_motd - Display the motd file

SYNOPSIS

pam_motd.so [motd= /path/filename]

DESCRIPTION

pam_motd is a PAM module that can be used to display arbitrary motd (message of the day) files after a successful login. By default the /etc/motd file is shown. The message size is limited to 64KB.

OPTIONS

motd=/path/filename
The /path/filename file is displayed as message of the day.
noupdate
Don't run the scripts in /etc/update-motd.d to refresh the motd file.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

Only the session module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES

PAM_IGNORE
This is the only return value of this module.

EXAMPLES

The suggested usage for /etc/pam.d/login is:
 
session  optional  pam_motd.so  motd=/etc/motd
      
 

SEE ALSO

motd(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7)

AUTHOR

pam_motd was written by Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>.
09/19/2013 Linux-PAM Manual