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WALL(1) 							Linux User's Manual							   WALL(1)

wall -- send a message to everybody's terminal. SYNOPSIS
wall [-n] [ message ] DESCRIPTION
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 notification will be written to syslog, with facility LOG_USER and level LOG_INFO. OPTIONS
-n Suppresses the normal banner printed by wall, changing it to "Remote broadcast message". This option is only available for root if wall is installed set-group-id, and is used by rpc.walld(8). ENVIRONMENT
Wall ignores the TZ variable - the time printed in the banner is based on the system's local time. SEE ALSO
mesg(1), rpc.rwalld(8). AUTHOR
Miquel van Smoorenburg, 15 April 2003 WALL(1)

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WALL(1)                                                            User Commands                                                           WALL(1)

wall - write a message to all users SYNOPSIS
wall [-n] [-t timeout] [-g group] [message | file] DESCRIPTION
wall displays a message, or the contents of a file, or otherwise its standard input, on the terminals of all currently logged in users. The command will wrap lines that are longer than 79 characters. Short lines are whitespace padded to have 79 characters. The command will always put a carriage return and new line at the end of each line. Only the superuser can write on the terminals of users who have chosen to deny messages or are using a program which automatically denies messages. Reading from a file is refused when the invoker is not superuser and the program is set-user-ID or set-group-ID. OPTIONS
-n, --nobanner Suppress the banner. -t, --timeout timeout Abandon the write attempt to the terminals after timeout seconds. This timeout must be a positive integer. The default value is 300 seconds, which is a legacy from the time when people ran terminals over modem lines. -g, --group group Limit printing message to members of group defined as a group argument. The argument can be group name or GID. -V, --version Display version information and exit. -h, --help Display help text and exit. NOTES
Some sessions, such as wdm, that have in the beginning of utmp(5) ut_type data a ':' character will not get the message from wall. This is done to avoid write errors. SEE ALSO
mesg(1), talk(1), write(1), shutdown(8) HISTORY
A wall command appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX. AVAILABILITY
The wall command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive < linux/>. util-linux August 2013 WALL(1)
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