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sendmsg [ -46vVfrmMl ] [ -u 'from' ] [ -s 'message' ] recipient
sendmsg sends a one line text message to the terminal(s) of the speci-
On the receiving site there must be a SAFT-server (Simple Asynchronous
File Transfer) installed, like the sendfiled and the recipients termi-
nal must be writeable.
The recipient address can be specified as:
a local user or a sendfile alias (see below), e.g.: framstag
an user on a remote host, e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org
like above, but in URL-syntax, e.g.: saft://bofh.belwue.de/framstag
like above, but with alternate SAFT-port, e.g.: saft://bofh.bel-
-4, -6 Explicitly force IPv4 or IPv6 connections. By default, the
program will try to resolve the name given, and choose the
appropriate protocol automatically. If resolving a host name
returns both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, sendmsg will try to
use the adresses in the order they are returned by the
-v Verbose mode: show SAFT protocol messages.
-V Show version information and exit.
-f Force sending of messages and ignore tty (re)settings.
-r Reply to last received message.
-m Receive messages only on this tty. This is the default.
-M Allow receiving messages on other ttys.
-l Allow sending of multiline messages messages.
Users which are not allowed to receive files or messages (set by
List of addresses from where you don't want messages or files.
The format is:
m stands for messages, f for files and b for both. Wildcards *
and ? are allowed. Examples:
The sendfile alias file. Format:
Ulli Horlacher - email@example.com
3rd Berkeley Distribution SENDMSG(1)