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Old 04-08-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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sending message to specific user


Is it possible to send a message to a specific user of group with "wall" command? Seems that this command will broadcast the message. thanks
 
Old 04-08-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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Use mail(1) instead, see this article, it gives a good example.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/ope...mmand-line/262

wall always goes to every user.
 
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Seems that this command will broadcast the message.
Look at write(1). It is similar to wall(1), but you can specify a user.
 
  


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