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Using talk

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I'm not sure on how to use talk xD

I feel so ashamed....

Well, on this server, everyone logs in as the same name. So if you type w, it would show

Bla

Bla

Bla

etc etc. How would I talk with them? And I still dont really understand the user@box paramater... I just have no clue.... any info would be appreciated.

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It's been over 15 years since I have used talk, but this should work. Type talk userid@address [tty] (the @address part is not needed if you are talking to someone on the same machine as yourself, and the tty part is only necessary if you wish the message to go to a specific tty and not the first one the system finds). You will need to know what tty the person is using you want to talk to. If you use the who command it shows who is on and what tty they are using. Since everyone logs in the with same name, figuring it out may be difficult. The user you want to talk to should be able to determine what tty they are on by just using the tty command according to this link.

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/UAU/navigate/tty.html

HTH

Uncu╬Á

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Someone should merge this with the other talkd thread that is going..

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