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Linux 2.6 - man page for mesg (linux section 1)

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

NAME
       mesg - control write access to your terminal

SYNOPSIS
       mesg [y|n]

DESCRIPTION
       Mesg controls the access to your terminal by others.  It's typically used to allow or dis-
       allow other users to write to your terminal (see write(1)).

OPTIONS
       y      Allow write access to your terminal.

       n      Disallow write access to your terminal.

       If no option is given, mesg prints out the current access state of your terminal.

NOTES
       Mesg assumes that its standard input is connected to your terminal. That also  means  that
       if  you are logged in multiple times, you can get/set the mesg status of other sessions by
       using redirection.  For example "mesg n < /dev/pts/46".

AUTHOR
       Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquels@cistron.nl)

SEE ALSO
       talk(1), write(1), wall(1)

					   Feb 26, 2001 				  MESG(1)


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