[K12OSN] send message to specific user(s) with xmessage?
dhuckaby at paasda.org
Thu Sep 23 18:33:16 UTC 2004
apparently this only works with KDE...and my need for bandwidth is such
that I need to use ICEWM...
if I could find packages for python-osd and relavent dependancies I
could solve the issue another way...
but so far no luck with that either =)
K12LTSP 4.1.0 is my distro
Calvin Park wrote:
>We found a solution to this problem for our needs. Our Computer Center
>closes at 10:00PM every night (at a College here) and so we wanted to
>broadcast messages to all terminals at 9:45, 9:55, and 10:00 letting
>users know that the lab would be closing. After a few hours in the LTSP
>and KDE irc channels we found that the command
>echo Your Message Here | wall
>works quite well. It will broadcast a message to all terminals...and as
>near as I've been able to figure KDE listens for echo with | wall and
>broadcasts the message to all users (even if they are in a GUI instead
>of the command line) using kwrited
>So, This solution may not work at all if you're using GNOME. But it has
>been a great help to us. Also, using the write command from a terminal
>window has allowed our computer center techs to warn particular users.
>Same thing, set mesg to yes, use the write command to a specific user
>type in your message and it will pop up in kwrited on their screen. For
>Hey man...how's it going?
>Very handy. Again, I don't know if this will work with GNOME.
>Hope this all made sense. Let me know if it didn't.
>On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 12:32, Huck wrote:
>>Is there a way to use xmessage or some other program to send a message
>>to all or specific terminals?
>>'wall' will do it to the command-line terminals...and 'write' should be
>>able to do the same as wall..but it doesn't work
>>even though my user has 'mesg' set to yes
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