I have two debian squeezy systems. On first when I've do shutdown or reboot I see correct message, for example:
Broadcast message from email@example.com (pts/0) (Fri Jul 19 23:43:32 2013): The system is going down for system halt NOW!
But on the second system I have corrupted output:
The system is going down for system halt NOW!om (pts/2) (Fri Jul 19 23:45:13
I cant find out why message is cropped. This problem is reproduced in different terminals.