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AMIN(1)			    General Commands Manual		       AMIN(1)

       amin - notify writers that you are busy

       amin [-ynesp] command [args...]

       Amin is used when you don't want	to be written while running a command.
       It runs the command given normally.  If your message  permissions  (see
       mesg(1))	 are off, it does nothing much else.  If your messages are on,
       people writing you with write(1)	will be	warned that  you  are  running
       that  command  and  will	be given the opportunity to change their minds
       about writing you.

       The -n option may be used to turn your messages entirely	 off  for  the
       duration	 of  the  execution  of	 command.  People writing you will get
       "Permission denied".  The -y option turns your message  permissions  on
       for  the	 duration of the execution of the command.  The	-e may be used
       after either -n or -y  to  indicate  that  the  logins  listed  in  the
       .yeswrite or the	.nowrite files respectively are	exceptions to the mes-
       sage permissions	set.  The default is -s	which leaves your message per-
       missions	 in  their  original state.  In	any case, after	the command is
       complete, your permissions will be restored to the original state.

       The -p flag causes all telegrams	sent to	you while the command is  run-
       ning  to	 be  saved.  They are displayed	as soon	as the command is com-
       plete.  If used with the	-n flag, writes	are refused, but telegrams are
       still saved.

       If  you	have designated	yourself as a helper, you will still be	marked
       on the finger(1)	output as a helper while you are running amin but peo-
       ple doing ``write help''	will not be connected to you, even if you have
       the helper flag set to ``Y''.

       Jan Wolter

       /etc/wrttmp    to find message permissions
       /etc/utmp to find user

       mesg(1),	finger(1), write(1), huh(1).

7th Edition			 July 1, 1991			       AMIN(1)


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