is a visual communication program which copies lines from your terminal to that of another user. Options available: 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 name, where 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 particular and disallow messages in order to prevent messy output. to find the recipient's machine to find the recipient's tty The version of released with uses a protocol that is incompatible with the protocol used in the version released with The command appeared in

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