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WALL(1)                    OpenBSD Reference Manual                    WALL(1)

     wall - write a message to users

     wall [-g group] [file]

     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-

     -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.

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

     A wall command appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 6, 1993                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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Up to: Immediate Unidirectional Message Delivery - Methods of one-way transfer of (short) messages for immediate reception. Paging, ICQ, SMS, et al

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