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    Question Motd, how's that work, rsync?


    K, rsync takes a Message of the Day (motd) file. Does it display the entire contents of the file? Or can you separate messages in the file using a delimiter?
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    According to the manpage for motd:

    # man motd
    MOTD(5) Linux ProgrammerÔs Manual MOTD(5)

    NAME
    motd - message of the day

    DESCRIPTION
    The contents of /etc/motd are displayed by login(1) after a successful login but just before it executes the login shell.

    So no, you can't separate messages with a delimiter.

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