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TALK(1)			    General Commands Manual		       TALK(1)

NAME
       talk - talk to another user

SYNOPSIS
       talk username [ ttyname ]

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

       If you wish to talk to someone on your own machine,  then  username  is
       just  the person's login	name. If you wish to talk to a user on another
       host, then username is one of the following forms :
	      host!user
	      host.user
	      host:user
	      user@host
       though user@host	is perhaps preferred.

       If you want to talk to a	user who is logged in more than	once, the tty-
       name argument may be used to indicate the appropriate terminal name.

       When first called, talk sends the message:

		     Message from TalkDaemon@his_machineattime...
		     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:

	      example% talk your_name@your_machine

       It does not matter from which machine the recipient replies, as long as
       their  login  name is the same.	Once communication is established, the
       two parties may type simultaneously, with  their	 output	 appearing  in
       separate	 windows.  Typing CTRL-L redraws the screen, while your	erase,
       kill, and word kill characters will work	in talk	as normal.   To	 exit,
       just  type  your	interrupt character; talk then moves the cursor	to the
       bottom of the screen and	restores the terminal.

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

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

SEE ALSO
       mail(1),	mesg(1), nroff(1), pr(1V), who(1), write(1), talkd(8C)

			       9 September 1987			       TALK(1)

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