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Old 04-26-2004, 02:33 PM   #1
MarleyGPN
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Message users on shell?


Hi,

Ive been trying to figure out how to message users on the Linux shell.
There is a program I was playing with called talk but I cant get it to work.
Is there any way to message another user logged onto that machine?


Thanks,
Marleygpn
 
Old 04-26-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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You can do it manually. Check 'ps ax' to see which tty the user in question is logged into then type:

echo "Your message here" > /dev/ttyN

Where N is the tty number.

You can also use the 'write' program: check out 'man write'
 
  


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