Silencing the message of the day

It appears things have changed in FreeBSD 13, and the venerable `motd` has had a facelift.

I know this because my old /etc/motd file was removed during a routine upgrade, and I was presented with this when I next SSHed into the upgraded box:

Last login: Mon Aug  1 18:26:40 2017 from
FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE-p9 n245429-296d095698e TRUENAS

Welcome to FreeBSD!

Release Notes, Errata:
Security Advisories:
FreeBSD Handbook:
Questions List:
FreeBSD Forums:

Documents installed with the system are in the /usr/local/share/doc/freebsd/
directory, or can be installed later with:  pkg install en-freebsd-doc
For other languages, replace "en" with a language code like de or fr.

Show the version of FreeBSD installed:  freebsd-version ; uname -a
Please include that output and any error messages when posting questions.
Introduction to manual pages:  man man
FreeBSD directory layout:      man hier

To change this login announcement, see motd(5).

I imagine someone finds this message useful every single time they access their FreeBSD Jail. The enviable system admin who’s de-Googled their life and only navigates the internet by curling URLs handed to them via their ttys but who also forgets where documentation can be found from time to time and isn’t familiar with the filesystem hierarchy on which they cut their chops. I am a Hacknews-browsing hipster with a paid subscription to Kagi, so I have no need for this cruft — begone vile message, I exclaim!

As of FreeBSD 13.0, we have this:

touch ~/.hushlogin

And apparently some templating system that allows one to produce messages and system announcements on the kinds of machine I’m not given access to.

MOTD(5)                   FreeBSD File Formats Manual                  MOTD(5)

     motd – file containing message(s) of the day

     The file /var/run/motd is normally displayed by login(1) after a user has
     logged in but before the shell is run.  It is generally used for
     important system-wide announcements.  During system startup, a line
     containing the kernel version string is prepended to /etc/motd.template
     and the contents are written to /var/run/motd.

     /var/run/motd can be updated without a system reboot by manually
     restarting the motd service after updating /etc/motd.template:
           service motd restart

     Individual users may suppress the display of this file by creating a file
     named “.hushlogin” in their home directories or through login.conf(5).

                       The template file that system administrators can edit.
     /var/run/motd     The message of the day.
     $HOME/.hushlogin  Suppresses output of /var/run/motd.

     FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE (GENERIC) #0: Sun Dec 29 03:08:31 PST 2019

     /home is full.  Please cleanup your directories.

     login(1), login.conf(5)

     Prior to FreeBSD 13.0, motd lived in /etc.

Maybe I’ll give a friend access to one of my Jails and output some message everytime they sign in about zsh/attr being unable to open /usr/local/lib/zsh/5.9/zsh/