How to remove login banner?

Bill beau at
Thu Oct 21 03:02:46 UTC 2010

  On 10/20/2010 5:24 PM, Tom H wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Bill<beau at>  wrote:
>>   On 10/20/2010 3:29 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
>>> I always see the following banner when I log in to a linux machine. I
>>> find the following webpage. I'm wondering what is the best way to
>>> remove the banner.
>>> Linux xxx 2.6.24-27-xen #1 SMP Mon Feb 22 20:10:13 UTC 2010 x86_64
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>>> individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
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>>> To access official Ubuntu documentation, please visit:
>> Just follow the directions you see on that page. I use VI to edit files.
> The "/etc/motd" advice is old.
That may be but it still works and is easy to do.

just do the following

/sudo vi /etc/motd

/enter your password.

type /dd /to remove each line of text you want deleted.

to save and close your file type /:wq/

Make sure you include the colon.

Pretty darn easy!
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