[Ilugc] Re: One Day One GNU/Linux Command (WALL)
aditya87 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 10:27:18 IST 2008
On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 10:11 AM, <msverman at gnugalaxy.com> wrote:
>>"write" can be used. But it does send messages on different computers. It is
> for users on the same system but different terminals.
> Aditya Manthramurthy
> B. Tech, CSE NIT Trichy
> Thank you, Aditya Manthramurthy !!!
> I tried write command
> like $ write verman
> there was a error saying "write: verman is not logged in"
> can you give me some examples on write.
Well if the user if logged in and that too has an active terminal,
when you use the command, the text will appear on his/her terminal.
See "man write". It won't work across different computers if they are
not part of the same system. This means that it will work as you
expect it to, only if users are present on different terminals and
logged on to the same server. In my experience, such setups are rarer
than they used to be. You can open a terminal and try sending a
message to yourself, to get a feel of how this will work.
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