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Old 04-26-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question using Linux write command and ringing system bell

I have made this bash script program that i run while logged into an ssh server, (while in the linux command terminal). The username "jking" would be another person logged into the same ssh server. I normally use this to send messages to other user's command terminal, but they don't always know they have gotten the message. Is there any way I could ring their computer's bell when the message is sent? would i need, for example, jking's computer's address such as ??

your help is GREATLY appreciated! THANKS!!


#john doe


write jking << EOF
>"this is sent message"

Old 04-27-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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To ring the terminal bell (which may not work on newer computers) you should write the ascii "BEL" character (07, 0x7, 7) to their terminal. If you are informing local users, you may want to make a script that finds and directly writes to their terminal. Otherwise, I don't know if "write" will send binary data.


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