How to write to console

Matthew Smith matt at
Fri Apr 4 06:33:56 PST 2003

Try redirecting to /dev/ttyv0, as in:
echo "My Message" > /dev/ttyv0


On Fri, 2003-04-04 at 09:29, Doug Poland wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to write to the "default" console of a -STABLE box.  In this
> case, no one is logged in on that console/terminal. 
> The commands write, talk, and wall mention writing to a terminal of a
> logged in user.  Ideally, I'd like to clear the screen and display an
> 80x25 message.
> Does anyone know how I can accomplish this?

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