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Old 02-28-2004, 11:28 AM   #1
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How do I make a message box popup for all users?

Hi all,

Have you ever noticed that when you do a "shutdown -r now" A box come up saying that the system it going down for a reboot (If you are in X). How can I make a box come up like that to notify(sp?) any users of things.

Thank You,

Old 02-28-2004, 11:43 AM   #2
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to send a message to a user type:
write <user name>

to send a message to all users type:
wall <message>

hope this helps

ps. this only works if the users didn't have their message disabled by typing mesg n.
Old 02-28-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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Old 04-09-2004, 01:49 AM   #4
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hi i am also facing the same problem

i have used write to display messages to users logged in on their TTYs

but can i display a message box which made in GTK+

and expect to catch their reply..

what i am doing is sending message to logged in users regarding thier login time and display a box with this message and then if they want to continue they may choose thier option.
i am trying it through network and ttys

pl. help


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