I have added this to .profile:

[ -z "$STY" ] && screen -Rd "work"

When connecting to a remote machine via ssh, the automatic attachment to screen is hiding the server's motd (message of the day).

Can I tell Screen to show this message when first attaching, or at least insert a keypress block before hiding the motd?


You can try it this way:

[ -z "$STY" ] && read && screen -Rd "work"

It will postpone the screen attaching after you will press enter (or input something). If you enter Ctrl+D, screen will not be attached and you will end up in normal shell.


you can add into ~/.bashrc line

cat /etc/motd

and after when you will go to the screen you will see welcome message

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