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WALL(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual		       WALL(1)

NAME
     wall -- write a message to	users

SYNOPSIS
     wall [-g group] [file]

DESCRIPTION
     wall displays the contents	of file	or, by default,	its standard input, on
     the terminals of all currently logged in users.

     Only the super-user can write on the terminals of users who have chosen
     to	deny messages or are using a program which automatically denies	mes-
     sages.

     -g	     Send messages to users in this group.  This option	may be speci-
	     fied multiple times, and any user in any of the specified groups
	     will receive the message.

SEE ALSO
     mesg(1), talk(1), write(1), shutdown(8)

HISTORY
     A wall command appeared in	Version	7 AT&T UNIX.  Support for -g was added
     in	NetBSD 2.0 (from OpenBSD 2.0).

BSD				March 27, 2003				   BSD

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