Notify all users

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at
Tue Sep 9 08:37:53 PDT 2008

Gene Heskett schrieb:
> On Tuesday 09 September 2008, Yan Seiner wrote:
>> How do I go about notifying all users?  I am looking for an equivalent
>> of 'wall' for X.  xmessage doesn't really work very well as I'd have to mess
>> with xhost in each user's profile.
>> I've looked at libnotify, but it runs into dbus security issues.
>> So how does a sysadmin notify all users of an impending system event (like a
>> shutdown)?
> What is wrong with just using wall?

Does "wall" display anything for users running X? No.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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