Re: motd

Drew Eckhardt (
Thu, 06 Jul 1995 23:00:46 -0600

In message <>, writes
> This should be an easy one!.
> Does anybody know how to stop the kernel writing a new version of the 'motd
>' file
> in the /etc directory.

You don't, because the kernel doesn't write the motd file.

> At the moment every time the computer is rebooted it re-writes this file. O
>ther U*nx's
> don't do this , why Linux??

Linux doesn't. The distribution you used has something silly in the motd,

uname -a > /etc/motd

grep /etc/motd out of your rc files and remove the offending line.