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remove login welcome message

Hi all!


I want to remove the welcome message that HP-UX shows everytime I login via ssh or telnet ...

it looks like :


(c)Copyright 1983-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
(c)Copyright 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985-1993 The Regents of the Univ. of California
(c)Copyright 1980, 1984, 1986 Novell, Inc.
(c)Copyright 1986-2000 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
(c)Copyright 1985, 1986, 1988 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(c)Copyright 1989-1993  The Open Software Foundation, Inc.
(c)Copyright 1990 Motorola, Inc.
(c)Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992 Cornell University
(c)Copyright 1989-1991 The University of Maryland
(c)Copyright 1988 Carnegie Mellon University
(c)Copyright 1991-2006 Mentat Inc.
(c)Copyright 1996 Morning Star Technologies, Inc.
(c)Copyright 1996 Progressive Systems, Inc.

Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for
possession, use or copying.  Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212,
Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and
Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government
under vendor's standard commercial license.


I added a /etc/motd and /etc/issue files with my personalised message but that message still shows up. How can I delete or modify it ?

I have HP-UX 11iv3.


Thanks for your help.

pradeep m
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Re: remove login welcome message

Inorder to remove all those welcome messages after login, you would need to edit the /etc/profile file. 


For Example: Inorder to remove the Copyright messages, you would need comment the below entry in /etc/profile file.


# Vi /etc/profile



# cat /etc/copyright --> Comment this line to disable the copyright messages during user login



Hope this helps.. 


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Re: remove login welcome message

Thank you pradeep m for quick response. Solved.