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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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mesg

mesg [option]

Change the ability of other users to send write messages to your terminal. With no options, display the permission status.

Options

n

Forbid write messages.

y

Allow write messages (the default).