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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)