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MESG(1)                       Linux User's Manual                      MESG(1)



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.

NOTES
       Mesg assumes that its standard input is connected to your terminal. That also means that if you are  logged  in
       multiple  times, you can get/set the mesg status of other sessions by using redirection.  For example "mesg n <
       /dev/pts/46".

AUTHOR
       Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquelsATcistron.nl)

SEE ALSO
       talk(1), write(1), wall(1)



                                 Feb 26, 2001                          MESG(1)