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System Message(s) of the Day

After you enter your username and password while logging into one of our systems, you will typically see set of news items that are pertinent to that particular system. These are commonly called the "messages of the day" or MOTD. It is STRONGLY recommended that you read these news items. They are typically stored in /etc/motd on every system. The motd command is provided for convenient access to the MOTD on any system. An example of the news items is shown below:


hydra# motd
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  |              Texas A&M University Supercomputing Facility             |  
  | Website: http://sc.tamu.edu  Consulting: help@sc.tamu.edu or 845-0219 |
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   Unauthorized use of this system is prohibited and subject to criminal 
   prosecution.  Authorized users must also adhere to:

   Acceptable Use Policy:  http://sc.tamu.edu/policies/use_stmt.shtml
   Data Storage Policy:    http://sc.tamu.edu/policies/storage.shtml

   Please consult the README file in your home directory for an introduction
   to this system.

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   2008-12-03 --- HYDRA: Accurate Job Wall-Clock Time Setting IMPORTANT

   2009-01-08 --- C++ on Hydra: Usage Note for C++ Users

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         To review the notices above, type "motd" or visit our website.

The news for all systems are also shown on our home page. The archived news items can be found at here.