Informing other users

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Thu Sep 28 11:37:03 UTC 2006

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:54:04 +0200
Dieter Schicker <dieter.schicker at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I already asked this question several weeks ago but didn't get an
> answer. So I try again:
> In my network I want to be able to send small informative messages to
> the users that are currently logged in. I want it that way that a popup
> window appears on the users screen which shows the message. I heard
> about linpopup, but it requires samba and I'm not willing to install
> samba on each workstation.
> Any ideas?

Well, this works with ssh:

ssh user at host xmessage -display :0 "Free Pizza upstairs in 5 minutes"

It isn't very pretty, of course - you could probably use xdialog or zenity
to do something similar. 


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