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       nwrite - enhanced write


       nwrite [-i minutes] [-a] user[.ttyname] [user[.ttyname] ...]


       nwrite  copies lines from your terminal to the terminals of one or more
       users.   When  called,  it  begins  copying  lines  you  type  to   the
       recipient's  terminal(tty).  Before  sending  the  first  line of text,
       nwrite prepends the message

         Message from <name> on <tty> [to user [users ...]] at <time> ...

       Communication continues until an end of file is read from the  terminal
       or  an  interrupt  is sent.  At that point nwrite writes `EOF' (or `EOF
       (sendername)' if whoeof is set) on the other terminal and exits.

       If you want to write to a user who is logged in  more  than  once,  the
       ttyname argument may be used to indicate the appropriate terminal name,
       OR, you can let nwrite find the first writable tty, and write to  that.
       Additionally, you can use the -i option to specify a number of minutes;
       ttys more idle than the number you specify will be ignored when looking
       for ttys to write to.

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


       To control how incoming nwrites look to you, create a ~/.nwriterc  with
       lines of the form:

         option  value

       Where value is either 0 or 1 (meaning no and yes) and option is one of:

              Display "user> " before each incoming line.

       beep   Cause  the  terminal  to  beep  when  the  message  header comes

              Do not wait for the first line of input  before  displaying  the
              message header.

       bold   Takes the following string values:

              never  no bolding (default)

              header message header only

              tag    message header and "login>" line tags

              all    bold everything

              Used  to  control  the  behavior  of  the  message
              header. Takes the following string values:

              never  never show recipient list

              multi  only if more than one recipient (default)

              always always show recipients

       whoeof When sending EOF, append username to differentiate
              between   many  Users  at  once  like  this:  "EOF

       Note that your home directory must  be  world  executable
       and the .nwriterc itself must be world readable.


        headers        1
        nodelay        0
        beep           0
        bold           header
        showtarg       multi


       -a     arguments  are  zeroed  so  that the process table
              entry does not reveal  who  you  are  writing  to.
              (Not available on all systems.)

       -i <minutes>
              Ignore ttys more idle than <minutes> minutes.


              to find user

              to set system default preferences

              to obtain target's preferences


        Marco Nicosia,, Summer 1993
        Aaron   C.   Smith,,  Summer
       1994-Spring 1995
        Alan   Coopersmith,,    Summer
        Master ftp site:


       mesg(1) , who(1) ,