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Old 12-18-2007, 04:56 AM   #1
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Putty chat?


hello guys, im new in linux and i want to ask if there is a way to chat via putty. and if it is, how?

thanks in advance
 
Old 12-18-2007, 05:23 AM   #2
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chat?? why would putty have anything to do with chat? what kind of chat do you even mean? if you log into a server with a write service running then obviously you could use that. it's nothing at all to do with the ssh client you are using though.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 05:43 AM   #3
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chat?? why would putty have anything to do with chat? what kind of chat do you even mean? if you log into a server with a write service running then obviously you could use that. it's nothing at all to do with the ssh client you are using though.
by saying chat i mean that at school we are all connected in a server with a usrname e.g stdxxx, if theres a command or smthg to type a sentence and send it direct, through terminal or putty(in win), to another username which is on the same server as you.
 
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I'm not sure what you want exactly, but if you want to message someone who is logged in on the same system, you can do this with 'write' or 'wall'.
wall sends a message to ALL users logged in on the system, so don't use it for private conversation unless you're alone. Just type 'wall hello!'.
write writes to the terminal of a specific user. type 'write username ttyx', and you'll get write access to that user's terminal (tty1, pts/0, something like that). For this to work it might be necessary for that user to type 'mesg y' first to give you the required rights.

Please note that these are NOT chat programs. If at all possible just run a chat program; it will be much more convenient.

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Old 12-18-2007, 05:51 AM   #5
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I'm not sure what you want exactly, but if you want to message someone who is logged in on the same system, you can do this with 'write' or 'wall'.
wall sends a message to ALL users logged in on the system, so don't use it for private conversation unless you're alone. Just type 'wall hello!'.
write writes to the console of a specific user. type 'write username ttyx', and you'll get write access to that user's console (tty1, pts/0, something like that). For this to work it might be necessary for that user to type 'mesg y' first to give you the required rights.

Please note that these are NOT chat programs. If at all possible just run a chat program; it will be much more convenient.

yes that wat i meant..to send a msg to another username who is logged in. thx for ur help i will try it.

P.S. "If at all possible just run a chat program..." the idea is to make this conversation via putty or terminal.

thx again
 
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well yes then, write would be a tool for that, but it's not really user friendly. more the equivalent of "net send" under windows... sort of thing a student finds out about and then send obscene messages about the teacher to everyone on the LAN... well that's what I used to do for sure.

but please note this is nothing whatsoever to do with "putty" at all... it's just coincidental to access the box in the first place.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 06:15 AM   #7
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well yes then, write would be a tool for that, but it's not really user friendly. more the equivalent of "net send" under windows... sort of thing a student finds out about and then send obscene messages about the teacher to everyone on the LAN... well that's what I used to do for sure.

but please note this is nothing whatsoever to do with "putty" at all... it's just coincidental to access the box in the first place.

yeah i got it. thx for the confirmation though
 
  


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