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       amin - notify writers that you are busy


       amin [-ynesp] command [args...]


       Amin  is  used  when  you  don't  want to be written while running a command.  It runs the
       command given normally.  If your message  permissions  (see  mesg(1))  are  off,  it  does
       nothing  much  else.   If  your  messages are on, people writing you with write(1) will be
       warned that you are running that command and will be given the opportunity to change their
       minds about writing you.

       The  -n  option  may  be  used  to turn your messages entirely off for the duration of the
       execution of command.  People writing you will get "Permission  denied".   The  -y  option
       turns  your  message permissions on for the duration of the execution of the command.  The
       -e may be used after either -n or -y to indicate that the logins listed in  the  .yeswrite
       or  the  .nowrite  files  respectively are exceptions to the message permissions set.  The
       default is -s which leaves your message permissions in their original state.  In any case,
       after the command is complete, your permissions will be restored to the original state.

       The  -p  flag  causes  all telegrams sent to you while the command is running to be saved.
       They are displayed as soon as the command is complete.  If used with the -n  flag,  writes
       are refused, but telegrams are still saved.

       If  you  have  designated  yourself as a helper, you will still be marked on the finger(1)
       output as a helper while you are running amin but people doing ``write help'' will not  be
       connected to you, even if you have the helper flag set to ``Y''.


       Jan Wolter


       /etc/wrttmp    to find message permissions
       /etc/utmp to find user


       mesg(1), finger(1), write(1), huh(1).