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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Communicating with Other Users

The utilities discussed in this section exchange messages and files with other users either interactively or through e-mail.

write: Sends a Message

The write utility sends a message to another user who is logged in. When you and another user use write to send messages to each other, you establish two-way communication. Initially a write command (Figure 3-14) displays a banner on the other user's terminal, saying that you are about to send a message.

Figure 3-14. The write utility I
$ write alex
							Hi Alex, are you there? o
						

The syntax of a write command line is

							write destination-user [terminal]
						

The destination-user is the login name of the user you want to communicate with. The terminal is the optional terminal ...

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