I'm wondering if there's a way to customize the Ubuntu server login prompt. Currently it shows the following:

Ubuntu 13.10 fw tty1
fw login: _

I know there's /etc/motd for the message of the day, also .bashrc for bash customization for each user, but how do I change the login prompt post?


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the file you search for is /etc/issue and for non-local /etc/issue.net

if you want to have the message be shown via ssh aswell:

This statement has to be set in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

Banner /etc/issue.net

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