Re: motd

Bao C. Ha (
Thu, 6 Jul 1995 19:22:40 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 6 Jul 1995!l.hudson02@galois wrote:

> Does anybody know how to stop the kernel writing a new version of the 'motd' file
> in the /etc directory. It's nice to be able to have a 'permanent' message of the day!.
> At the moment every time the computer is rebooted it re-writes this file. Other U*nx's
> don't do this , why Linux??

It looks like you are using the Slackware distribution. Check the
/etc/rc.d/rc.local file, and comment out the line echoing the message
to /etc/motd upon bootup.


Bao Chau Ha (
Nuclear chemical engineer by day, Linux hacker by night and weekends.