is a visual communication program which copies lines from your
terminal to that of another user.
If you wish to talk to someone on your own machine, then
is just the person's login name. If you wish to talk to a user on
another host, then
is of the form
If you wish to talk to a user who is logged in more than once, the
argument may be used to indicate the appropriate terminal
is of the form
When first called,
sends the message
Message from TalkDaemon@his_machine...
talk: connection requested by your_name@your_machine.
talk: respond with: talk your_name@your_machine
to the user you wish to talk to. At this point, the recipient
of the message should reply by typing
It doesn't matter from which machine the recipient replies, as
long as his login-name is the same. Once communication is established,
the two parties may type simultaneously, with their output appearing
in separate windows. Typing control-L
will cause the screen to
be reprinted, while your erase, kill, and word kill characters will
behave normally. To exit, just type your interrupt character;
then moves the cursor to the bottom of the screen and restores the
terminal to its previous state.
Permission to talk may be denied or granted by use of the
command. At the outset talking is allowed. Certain commands, in
disallow messages in order to
prevent messy output.
to find the recipient's machine
to find the recipient's tty
The version of
uses a protocol that
is incompatible with the protocol used in the version released with
command appeared in
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