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Old 04-17-2003, 03:20 AM   #1
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Question How do I broadcast a message?

How do I broadcast a message that will appear on all the terminals of all people logged in to a particular machine?

I'm looking for something like the message you get when you do a 'reboot' or a 'shutdown'.

Thanks in advance!
Old 04-17-2003, 07:39 AM   #2
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Try 'wall' command
Old 04-17-2003, 10:53 PM   #3
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Great thanks! Just what I was after.
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help with wall

Originally posted by jayakrishnan
Try 'wall' command
I tried the wall command and it worked...almost. It did send the messege to all terminals currently connected, but I could not get it to actually inform the user currently logged into my Linux box. Is there something else that I need to do in order to fix this? Or is it just impossible to send it to the X-Window system?


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