MESG

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
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AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

NAME

mesg − control write access to your terminal

SYNOPSIS

mesg [y|n]

DESCRIPTION

Mesg controls the access to your terminal by others. It’s typically used to allow or disallow other users to write to your terminal (see write(1)).

OPTIONS

y

Allow write access to your terminal.

n

Disallow write access to your terminal.

If no option is given, mesg prints out the current access state of your terminal.

AUTHOR

Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquels@cistron.nl)

SEE ALSO

talk(1), write(1), wall(1)