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TALK(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       TALK(1)

NAME
     talk -- talk to another user

SYNOPSIS
     talk person [ttyname]

DESCRIPTION
     The talk utility is a visual communication	program	which copies lines
     from your terminal	to that	of another user.

     Options available:

     person   If you wish to talk to someone on	your own machine, then person
	      is just the person's login name.	If you wish to talk to a user
	      on another host, then person is of the form `user@host' or
	      `host!user' or `host:user'.

     ttyname  If you wish to talk to a user who	is logged in more than once,
	      the ttyname argument may be used to indicate the appropriate
	      terminal name, where ttyname is of the form `ttyXX'.

     When first	called,	talk sends the message
	   Message from	TalkDaemon@his_machine...
	   talk: connection requested by your_name@your_machine.
	   talk: respond with: talk your_name@your_machine

     to	the user you wish to talk to.  At this point, the recipient of the
     message should reply by typing

	   talk	 your_name@your_machine

     It	doesn't	matter from which machine the recipient	replies, as long as
     his login-name is the same.  Once communication is	established, the two
     parties may type simultaneously, with their output	appearing in separate
     windows.  Typing control-L	`^L' will cause	the screen to be reprinted,
     while your	erase, kill, and word kill characters will behave normally.
     To	exit, just type	your interrupt character; talk then moves the cursor
     to	the bottom of the screen and restores the terminal to its previous
     state.

     Permission	to talk	may be denied or granted by use	of the mesg(1) com-
     mand.  At the outset talking is allowed.  Certain commands, in particular
     nroff(1) and pr(1), disallow messages in order to prevent messy output.

FILES
     /etc/hosts	    to find the	recipient's machine
     /var/run/utmp  to find the	recipient's tty

SEE ALSO
     mail(1), mesg(1), wall(1),	who(1),	write(1)

BUGS
     The version of talk(1) released with 4.3BSD uses a	protocol that is
     incompatible with the protocol used in the	version	released with 4.2BSD.

HISTORY
     The talk command appeared in 4.2BSD.

FreeBSD	10.1			 June 6, 1993			  FreeBSD 10.1

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