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BSD 2.11 - man page for mesg (bsd section 1)

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MESG(1) 										  MESG(1)

NAME
       mesg - permit or deny messages

SYNOPSIS
       mesg [ n ] [ y ]

DESCRIPTION
       Mesg  with  argument  n	forbids messages via write and talk(1) by revoking non-user write
       permission on the user's terminal.  Mesg with argument y reinstates  permission.   All  by
       itself, mesg reports the current state without changing it.

FILES
       /dev/tty*

SEE ALSO
       write(1), talk(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Exit status is 0 if messages are receivable, 1 if not, 2 on error.

7th Edition				  April 29, 1985				  MESG(1)


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