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Old 06-19-2008, 10:55 PM
"Brian McKee"
Default Fwd: Root sending messages to users

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:
> The wife uses one computer, I use another. We are both connected to
> the internet via a router, as such we can SSH into one another's
> boxen. Is there a way to pop up a message on the wife's machine, by
> SSHing in and having root access. We both use KDE 3.x if it matters. I
> notice that when I shutdown her machine remotely, she gets a popup
> message stating that the computer is going down, so I see that the
> basic infrastructure of having root pop up messages to users is in
> place.

Does 'sudo wall' work for you? I don't have a machine handy to try -
but it used to pop up in X too IIRC
Sends it to everybody - but if it's a one user box...


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