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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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write

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                  write 
                  user [tty]
message
               

Initiate or respond to an interactive conversation with user. A write session is terminated with EOF. If the user is logged into more than one terminal, specify a tty number. See also talk; use mesg to keep other users from writing to your terminal.

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