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MarleyGPN 04-26-2004 02:33 PM

Message users on shell?

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?


bulliver 04-26-2004 03:21 PM

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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