Notify all users

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Sep 9 09:08:23 PDT 2008

On Tuesday 09 September 2008, Yan Seiner wrote:
>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
>> 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.

Well, the pop up was actually a pop under here.

Cheers, Gene
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