MESG(1)                Linux User's Manual                MESG(1)

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.

AUTHOR
       Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquels@cistron.nl)

SEE ALSO
       talk(1), write(1), wall(1)

                           May 27, 1997                         1