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I'm trying to display on a motd user's detail (the user and the actual date)

Here is the step i take so far:

sudo nano /etc/update-motd.d/00-welcome #(script)

#!/bin/sh
echo "Welcome user: ${USER}. Today is $(date)"  #(save the file)

sudo chmod +x /etc/update-motd.d/00-welcome

But after a successful login the motd do not appear. What should i try instead?

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Did you read ALL of man update-motd? Near the end, it says:

   Scripts should emit a blank line before output, and end with a  newline
   character.  For instance:

So, change your script to:

#!/bin/sh
echo
echo "Welcome user: ${USER}. Today is $(date)"

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