Informing other users

Ewan Mac Mahon ewan at macmahon.me.uk
Thu Sep 28 17:42:32 UTC 2006


On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 03:57:28PM +0200, Dieter Schicker wrote:
> Peter Garrett wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:54:04 +0200
> > Dieter Schicker <dieter.schicker at uni-graz.at> wrote:
> >
> >> 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"
> 
> Thanks, works great!
>
Really? It shouldn't work if the user you're logging in as (yourself,
presumably) is not the user that's logged in to the X server. Unless
you're doing cunning things as root, of course.

Ewan
 

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