freebsduser at attbi.com
Fri Mar 28 11:39:36 PST 2003
Gerard Samuel wrote:
> How does one send a message to another logged in user on the same box
> via the command line??
No such thing as a stupid question, it's the answers you have to worry
about that make it seem stupid.
Dictionary.com defines stupid as:
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.
From bottom to top,
5 - Your question was not pointless or worthless.
4 - Hopefully it wasn't any of these.
3 - Hmmm, we're getting dangerously close to questions being stupid,
but unless some previous life experience exposed this to you then nope.
2 - It certainly wasn't a poor decision or careless mistake that you
asked a question.
1 - Being slow to learn or understand a given problem isn't really
that bad. With all the different commands, software packages, utilities
and what nots for any given OS, unless you encountered it through a life
experience or learned it then that wouldn't make one a slow learner. At
most it is getting close to obtuse. But even then unless you encountered
the concept of your question it really doesn't count.
You can start with /man write/ then go from there, being sure to review
the SEE ALSO section for other commands that might do what you want as well.
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