[K12OSN] Broadcast message
haysja at sages.us
Fri Oct 29 15:15:23 UTC 2004
Here is an article on scripting with xmessage. I will try to dive into
this when I get some time.
David Trask wrote:
>Ok...I've never played with xmessage until now....I just tried it, but
>xmessage -Hi There! only shows up on my onw desktop.....how do I
>broadcast to all or at least to a chosen user?
>"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
>Friday, October 29, 2004 at 10:32 AM +0000 wrote:
>>This can be done using xmessage. Since it is part of XFree86, we don't
>>have to worry about which window manager is being used.
>>One thing I'm not sure about are permission settings with xauth. It also
>>need to have the DISPLAY environmental variable temporarily set to the
>>display you wish the message to pop up on.
>>David Trask wrote:
>>>Ok....I think it's time we find a way to do this and incorporate it as a
>>>feature in something like TeacherTool. It has been brought up way too
>>>many times. This is a feature in Windows Terminal Server 2003 and should
>>>be in K12ltsp as well if we can figure it out. Any ideas?
>David N. Trask
>Vassalboro Community School
>dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
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