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MESG(1)			      Linux User's Manual		       MESG(1)

NAME
       mesg - control write access to your terminal

SYNOPSIS
       mesg [y|n]

DESCRIPTION
       Mesg  controls  the  access to your terminal by others.	It's typically
       used to allow or	disallow other users to	write to  your	terminal  (see
       write(1)).

OPTIONS
       y      Allow write access to your terminal.

       n      Disallow write access to your terminal.

       If no option is given, mesg prints out the current access state of your
       terminal.

       Mesg assumes that it's standard input is	connected  to  your  terminal.
       That  also  means  that	if  you	 are logged in multiple	times, you can
       get/set the mesg	status of other	sessions by  using  redirection.   For
       example "mesg n < /dev/pts/46".

AUTHOR
       Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquels@cistron.nl)

SEE ALSO
       talk(1),	write(1), wall(1)

				 Feb 26, 2001			       MESG(1)

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