How to remove login banner?

Bill beau at
Thu Oct 21 04:42:47 UTC 2010

  On 10/20/2010 8:27 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On 10/20/2010 08:23 PM, Alan Pope wrote:
>> On 20 October 2010 23:29, Peng Yu<pengyu.ut at>  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.
>> I just create a file in my home directory called .hushlogin (hidden
>> file, hence the preceding dot).
>> $ touch ~/.hushlogin
>> That way it only affects me, and not anyone else.
>> Al.
> rm -rf /etc/update-motd.d/10-help-text
> echo 'MyComputer v0.1'>  /etc/motd.tail
> You can leave out the motd.tail part if you want, you're just looking to
> remove the copyright most likely.  I would leave the update
> notifications and upgrade notifications and even last login up but it's
> up to you if you want to go the .hushlogin way and silence everything.
To permanently change my my banner I modified my /etc/init.d/ 
file to just add Linux to the file /var/run/motd. I then modified my 
/etc/motd.tail to add nothing to that same file. Now when I log in it 
just shows Linux

I couldnt find a /etc/update-motd.d

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