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MAN page from Fedora 17 sysvinit-tools-2.88-6.dsf.fc17.x86_64.rpm

WALL

Section: Linux User's Manual (1)
Updated: 15 April 2003
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NAME

wall -- send a message to everybody's terminal.

 

SYNOPSIS

wall[-n][ message ]

 

DESCRIPTION

Wallsends a message to everybody logged in with theirmesg(1)permissionset toyes.The message can be given as an argument towall,or it can be sent towall'sstandard input. When using the standard input from a terminal,the message should be terminated with theEOFkey (usually Control-D).

The length of the message is limited to 20 lines.For every invocation ofwalla notification will be written to syslog, with facilityLOG_USERand levelLOG_INFO.

 

OPTIONS

-n
Suppresses the normal banner printed bywall,changing it to "Remote broadcast message".This option is only available for root ifwallis installed set-group-id, and is used byrpc.walld(8).

 

ENVIRONMENT

Wallignores theTZvariable - the time printed in the banner is based on the system'slocal time.

 

SEE ALSO

mesg(1),rpc.rwalld(8).

 

AUTHOR

Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquelsAATTcistron.nl


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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