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MESG(1)                     General Commands Manual                    MESG(1)



NAME
       mesg  -  permit or deny messages

SYNOPSIS
       mesg [ n ] [ y ]

DESCRIPTION
       Mesg with argument n forbids messages via write(1) by revoking non-user
       write permission on the user's terminal.  Mesg with  argument  y  rein-
       states permission.  All by itself, mesg reports the current state with-
       out changing it.

FILES
       /dev/tty*
       /dev

SEE ALSO
       write(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Exit status is 0 if messages are receivable, 1 if not, 2 on error.



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