Quieting the shell during login sessions

Most of the Solaris systems I access through an SSH shell session display a bunch of cruft (e.g., do you have mail?, etc.) when I login. To reduce the amount of chatter, I recently created a .hushlogin file in the home directory of each server I support:

$ touch $HOME/.hushlogin

When this file is present, the logic in /etc/profile will limit what is displayed. Niiiiiice!

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