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Sending messages to another user


The only straightforward way I know of doing this is to use the wall command. This can be used to omit the sender’s identification, via the -n switch.


$ sudo wall -n hi

Remote broadcast message (Fri Nov  8 13:49:18 2013):


using echo

This alternative method is more of a hack, since it isn’t done through an explicit tool but you can echo text out to a users’ terminal assuming you know which one they’re on.


$ w
 13:54:26 up 2 days, 36 min,  4 users,  load average: 4.09, 4.20, 3.73
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
saml     tty1     :0               Wed13    2days  3:55m  0.04s pam: gdm-password
saml     pts/0    :0.0             Wed13   24:16m  0.35s  0.35s bash
saml     pts/1    :0.0             Wed20    0.00s  3.71s  0.00s w
saml     pts/4    :0.0             01:20   12:33m  0.36s  0.05s man rsync

Assuming you know user saml is in fact on one of the pseudo terminals you can echo text to that device directly like so. From terminal pts/1:

$ sudo echo "Let's go have lunch... ok?" > /dev/pts/4

Result on pts/4:

$ man rsync
$ Let's go have lunch... ok?

You can use this function :).
Copy that code into file with name SendMessage.sh


    set `who am i`
    who | grep -v "$1" >filef.txt

    exec < filef.txt  

    while read line
        set $line
        echo $1

    rm filef.txt
    exec <$com

    echo "====================>   Select User Number  <===================="

    select userName in ${array[@]} 
        if [ -n $UserNam ]; then

    unset array #Clear the Array


    echo "===================================> Message Body <==================================="

    mesg y
    read -p "put here your Message==> " messagel

    echo $messagel | write $UserNam

    if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
        echo "It has been sent successfully.............ok"
        #return 0
        echo "Message Failed to send ..............No!!"
        echo "Maybe It is not available for you To send Message To hem "
        return 1


How to use:
Go to Terminal and type:

chmod +x SendMessage.sh

And you can send message.

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