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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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write

write user [tty] message

Initiate or respond to an interactive conversation with user. A write session is terminated with EOF. If the user is logged into more than one terminal, specify a tty number. See also talk; use mesg to keep other users from writing to your terminal.