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# 1  
Old 12-20-2001
sending messages through terminal

whats the cmd to send messages using terminal to another computer on our network?
We are running SOlaris CDE
# 2  
Old 12-20-2001
You might try 'write', 'talk', or 'mail' depending on your needs and the type of message.
# 3  
Old 12-20-2001
can you only send write messages from root?
# 4  
Old 12-20-2001
The user's environment may have messaging disabled
in which case ONLY root can "write" to their terminal.

A user can deny messaging using the "mesg n" command
but thay cannot block messages from root.
# 5  
Old 01-15-2002
You can also use the "cat" command provided you are using serial terminals. Whereas syntax is as follows:

Assuming "junebug" is logged in on tty /dev/ttya12



cat Let's go have lunch... ok? > /dev/ttya12 (Enter)

and the text "Let's go have lunch... ok? should appear on the
screen of terminal ttya12


Another solution is to use he "wall" command. The "wall" command will broadcast the message you type in to all users who are currently logged on.
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Old 01-16-2002
Talking to other users

talk login@hostname
 

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