sendmsg

SENDMSG(1)                  General Commands Manual                 SENDMSG(1)



NAME
       sendmsg - send a message via Internet


SYNOPSIS
       sendmsg [ -46vVfrmMl ] [ -u 'from' ] [ -s 'message' ] recipient


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

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

       The recipient address can be specified as:

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

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

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

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


OPTIONS
       -4, -6  Explicitly force  IPv4 or IPv6 connections.  By default, the
               program will try to resolve the name given, and choose the
               appropriate protocol automatically. If resolving a host name
               returns both IPv4  and  IPv6  addresses, sendmsg will try to
               use the adresses in the order they are returned by the
               resolver.

       -v      Verbose mode: show SAFT protocol messages.

       -V      Show version information and exit.

       -f      Force sending of messages and ignore tty (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.

       -l      Allow sending of multiline messages messages.

       -s 'message'
               Send directly message.

       -u 'from'
               Set sender to from instead of $LOGNAME.

       -q      Quiet mode: print no transfer messages.


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


FILES
       /etc/sendfile.deny
             Users which are not allowed to receive files or messages (set by
             root).

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

                user@host [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/$LOGNAME/config/aliases
             The sendfile alias file. Format:

                alias address

             Example:

                chief grmblfz@bigvax.somewhere.net


SEE ALSO
       sendfile(1).


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



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