pam_motd man page

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.

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(8)

Author

pam_motd was written by Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>.

Referenced By

login(1).

04/01/2016 Linux-PAM Manual Linux-PAM Manual