How to Setup Linux Welcome Message Using motd

When you do an ssh to a remote server, you might see a welcome message with the OS name, Team name or the Company name. This can be configured to show our own welcome messages.

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Linux Welcome Message using motd

The welcome message is called motd (message of the day). You can put custom messages on motd file for the Linux users to view it when logged in. Messages like maintenance, backup, warning etc.

In this guide, we will teach you how to set up the Linux welcome message in simple steps.

1. The welcome message is saved in /etc/motd file.

2. You can view the current message using the following command.

3. To add a new welcome message, just edit the motd file and add your content. The next time when a user logs in, he will be able to see the new welcome message.

4. You can use the following command to edit the motd file

To add a custom design as a welcome message, you can create design from here

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