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MESG(1)			    General Commands Manual		       MESG(1)

NAME
       mesg - permit or	deny messages on the terminal

SYNOPSIS
       mesg [ n	] [ y ]

DESCRIPTION
       mesg  with  argument  n forbids messages	with write(1) by revoking non-
       user write permission on	the user's terminal.  mesg with	argument y re-
       instates	 permission.   All  by	itself,	mesg reports the current state
       without changing	it.

FILES
       /dev/tty*

SEE ALSO
       write(1), talk(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Exit status is 0	if messages are	receivable, 1 if not, 2	on error.

			       9 September 1987			       MESG(1)

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