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SENDMSG(1)                                                          SENDMSG(1)



NAME
       sendmsg - send(2,n) a message via Internet


SYNOPSIS
       sendmsg [ -vfrmM ] [ -s 'message' ] recipient


DESCRIPTION
       sendmsg  sends a one line text message to the terminal(s) of the speci-
       fied recipient.

       On the receiving site there must be a SAFT-server (Simple  Asynchronous
       File  Transfer) installed, like the sendfiled and the recipients termi-
       nal must be writeable.

       The recipient address can be specified as:

       user
           a local user or a sendfile(1,2) alias (see below), e.g.: framstag

       user@host(1,5)
           an user on a remote host(1,5), e.g.: framstag@bofh.belwue.de

       saft://host(1,5)/user
           like above, but in(1,8) URL-syntax, e.g.: saft://bofh.belwue.de/framstag

       saft://host:port/user
           like  above,  but  with alternate SAFT-port, e.g.: saft://bofh.bel-
           wue.de:4870/framstag


OPTIONS
       -v      Verbose mode: show SAFT protocol messages

       -f      Force sending of messages and ignore tty(1,4) (re)settings.

       -r      Reply to last received message.

       -m      Receive messages only on this tty. This is the default.

       -M      Allow receiving messages on other ttys.

       -s 'message'
               Send directly message


EXAMPLES
       sendmsg neg@linux.rus.uni-stuttgart.de
       message: how about lunch?


FILES
       /usr/local/etc/sendfile.deny
             Users which are not allowed to receive files or messages (set(7,n,1 builtins)  by
             root).

       /var/spool/sendfile(1,2)/$LOGNAME/config(1,5)/restrictions
             List  of  addresses  from where you don't want messages or files.
             The format is:

                user@host(1,5) [mfb]

             m stands for messages, f for files and b for  both.  Wildcards  *
             and ? are allowed. Examples:

                gates@microsoft.com b
                *aol.com m


       /var/spool/sendfile(1,2)/$LOGNAME/config(1,5)/aliases
             The sendfile(1,2) alias file. Format:

                alias address

             Example:

                chief grmblfz@bigvax.somewhere.net


SEE ALSO
       sendfile(1,2)(1).


AUTHOR
       Ulli Horlacher  -  framstag@rus.uni-stuttgart.de



3rd Berkeley Distribution                                           SENDMSG(1)

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