Notify all users

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at
Tue Sep 9 08:45:10 PDT 2008

Yan Seiner schrieb:
> On Tue, September 9, 2008 8:34 am, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> 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?
> Because most of my users will not have a terminal session open.  Typically
> they use a browser full-screen, so I need a popup to notify them.

I guess you need an imaginary "xwall" command.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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