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18 .\"{{{}}}
19 .\"{{{ Title
20 .TH MESG 1 "Feb 26, 2001" "" "Linux User's Manual"
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22 .\"{{{ Name
23 .SH NAME
24 mesg \- control write access to your terminal
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26 .\"{{{ Synopsis
27 .SH SYNOPSIS
28 .B mesg
29 .RB [ y | n ]
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31 .\"{{{ Description
32 .SH DESCRIPTION
33 .B Mesg
34 controls the access to your terminal by others. It's typically used to
35 allow or disallow other users to write to your terminal (see \fBwrite\fP(1)).
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37 .\"{{{ Options
38 .SH OPTIONS
39 .IP \fBy\fP
40 Allow write access to your terminal.
41 .IP \fBn\fP
42 Disallow write access to your terminal.
43 .PP
44 If no option is given, \fBmesg\fP prints out the current access state of your
45 terminal.
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47 .\"{{{ Notes
48 .SH NOTES
49 \fBMesg\fP assumes that its standard input is connected to your
50 terminal. That also means that if you are logged in multiple times,
51 you can get/set the mesg status of other sessions by using redirection.
52 For example "mesg n < /dev/pts/46".
53 .SH AUTHOR
54 Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquels@cistron.nl)
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56 .\"{{{ See also
57 .SH "SEE ALSO"
58 .BR talk (1),
59 .BR write (1),
60 .BR wall (1)
61 .\"}}}