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NAME

       mesg - control write access to your terminal

SYNOPSIS

       mesg [y|n]

DESCRIPTION

       Mesg  controls  the  access to your terminal by others.  It's typically
       used to allow or disallow other users to write to  your  terminal  (see
       write(1)).

OPTIONS

       y      Allow write access to your terminal.

       n      Disallow write access to your terminal.

       If no option is given, mesg prints out the current access state of your
       terminal.

NOTES

       Mesg assumes that its standard input is  connected  to  your  terminal.
       That  also  means  that  if  you  are logged in multiple times, you can
       get/set the mesg status of other sessions by  using  redirection.   For
       example "mesg n < /dev/pts/46".

AUTHOR

       Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquels@cistron.nl)

SEE ALSO

       talk(1), write(1), wall(1)

                                 Feb 26, 2001                          MESG(1)