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Old 10-02-2003, 08:55 PM   #1
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How to broadcast a message to all user's.


Hello!

I would like to broadcast a messsage to all user's on any terminal's.
I've looked into 'talk' and 'write', I was looking for something similar the way shutdown work's: 'shutdown -r now "The system is going for a reboot"'

Any advise on a way to accomplish this goal of mine?

Thank you, Tarts.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:57 PM   #2
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#> echo put your message here >> file.txt
#> wall file.txt

I dont know if theres any other options.. man wall.

Last edited by xdrainox; 10-02-2003 at 08:59 PM.
 
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:24 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by xdrainox
#> echo put your message here >> file.txt
#> wall file.txt

I dont know if theres any other options.. man wall.
Thank's alot!

Allow me to show you the result's:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
MODTIME=/var/log/modfile
TMP=tmp

find / -mtime 2 -o ctime 2 &> $MODTIME
echo 1> /dev/null
echo "Mirrus: Check '/var/log/modfile'." &> $TMP
wall $TMP
rm $TMP
exit 0
Next learn 'crond' and have it run on specified interval's!

Thank's!

Last edited by Tarts; 10-03-2003 at 08:59 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:50 AM   #4
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I thought you can straight away wall on the command line...

ie: wall Hey you people!!!
 
Old 10-03-2003, 02:48 AM   #5
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Post Mine did

It worked on mine in Mandrake 9.1.

[root@smoker dale]# wall "hey you people"
[root@smoker dale]#
Broadcast message from root (pts/1) (Fri Oct 3 02:43:04 2003):

hey you people

[root@smoker dale]#


he he he he he he. I learned something new.

Thanks.

 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:22 AM   #6
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My experiences:

micxz@mars:~> wall message.txt
wall: will not read message.txt - use stdin.
micxz@mars:~> cat message.txt | wall

Broadcast Message from micxz@mars
(/dev/pts/4) at 1:21 ...

Hello'
This is a cool thing you can do;

Works nice;
also:

micxz@mars:~> wall
testing typing now cntrl-D twice fast;

Broadcast Message from micxz@mars
(/dev/pts/4) at 1:21 ...
testing typing now cntrl-D twice fast;

Works also;
 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:27 AM   #7
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freeBSD wont let me wants a
<group> <filename>
 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:21 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Azmeen
I thought you can straight away wall on the command line...

ie: wall Hey you people!!!
This does not work on my system, wall need's a file, by default it supposed to read from 'stdin', but this does not work, i'm sure there's a way to redirect or something....

{edit}

#wall
Hello!

then type ctrl d
{edit2}

#echo "Hello users, the date is `date`" | wall

Last edited by Tarts; 10-03-2003 at 10:00 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 06:10 PM   #9
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On my Ubuntu 10.04 I use something like:
echo Please log off now!!! | wall

Last edited by msmi10; 10-04-2010 at 09:45 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by msmi10 View Post
On my Ubuntu 10.04 I use something like:
"Please log off now!!!" | wall
Wow! You dug deep to find this old thread. It's only 7 years old.

 
Old 09-28-2010, 06:26 PM   #11
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1) Why are you resurrecting a 7 year old thread?

2) You didn't even get the command right! You'd end up getting a "Please log off now" command not found, doing that!

Not exactly an auspicious first post.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 08:57 PM   #12
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I had forgotten I even had a membership here
dang

zombie thread
 
Old 10-02-2010, 12:10 PM   #13
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First, stop the apostrophe abuse...
 
Old 01-12-2011, 07:40 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GazL View Post
1) Why are you resurrecting a 7 year old thread?

2) You didn't even get the command right! You'd end up getting a "Please log off now" command not found, doing that!

Not exactly an auspicious first post.
Gee wiz dude! I am glad that fellow actually posted that. With quotation marks it almost works; but I haven't seen anyone post a good answer yet. Is this an unauspicious first post too? And, the essential CLI should still apply even 7 years later, no?
 
Old 01-12-2011, 09:14 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aggravatedgestalt View Post
Gee wiz dude! I am glad that fellow actually posted that. With quotation marks it almost works; but I haven't seen anyone post a good answer yet. Is this an unauspicious first post too? And, the essential CLI should still apply even 7 years later, no?
This works here:

Code:
wall -n "please log off now"
It even does a pop up in KDE4. One of those "notify" thingys. lol

 
  


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