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wall -- send a message to everybody's terminal.
wall [-n] [ message ]
Wall sends a message to everybody logged in with their mesg(1) permission set to yes. The
message can be given as an argument to wall, or it can be sent to wall's standard input.
When using the standard input from a terminal, the message should be terminated with the
EOF key (usually Control-D).
The length of the message is limited to 20 lines. For every invocation of wall a notifi-
cation will be written to syslog, with facility LOG_USER and level LOG_INFO.
-n Suppresses the normal banner printed by wall, changing it to "Remote broadcast mes-
sage". This option is only available for root if wall is installed set-group-id,
and is used by rpc.walld(8).
Wall ignores the TZ variable - the time printed in the banner is based on the system's
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15 April 2003 WALL(1)
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