Wall Command on Mint 13

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Wall Command on Mint 13

Postby Galaxy119 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:24 am

I'm trying to use the simple wall command.
On knoppix/fedora I do:
Text to display here.

and I get
"Broadcast message from josh@Amathorian (pts/2) (Fri Jan 18 05:22:20 2013):

Text to display here."
on every open terminal (even ones logged into ssh)
however on mint I get
"Broadcast message from josh@AmathorianMint (pts/1) (Fri Jan 18 05:22:20 2013):


on only the terminal I issue the wall command on.

with 3 terminals open (one logged in through ssh) the "who" command results in:
josh :0 2013-01-17 07:19 (:0)
josh pts/1 2013-01-18 05:07 (:0,0)
josh pts/2 2013-01-18 05:09 (:0,0)
josh pts/3 2013-01-18 05:12 (
however with linux mint all i get is:
ken tty8 2013-01-17 07:41 (:0)
ken pts/1 2013-01-18 05:41 (:0,0)

with the same terminal setup as on the fedora (2 open on local machine and 1 on ssh)
I suspect this is the problem causing "wall" to only display on the terminal I put in the wall command on.
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Re: Wall Command on Mint 13

Postby viking777 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:17 am

Try this:

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echo "Hello World" | wall
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