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The Away Command

Leave a message for other users before leaving the terminal.


away message



If you type away message, everyone who tells you something or invites you is told that you are away. The message you give is shown after that. All messages sent to you will be displayed on your screen while you're away. Nothing will be lost. You can use the server as usual. It's just that others get the message when they talk to you or invite you.

Type back when you have returned to your computer and wish to resume on FIBS. To remind you that you are away the prompt is changed from > to 'You're away. Please type 'back'. This command should be useful when your boss calls you or if going to the restroom is more important than playing backgammon. You can type just away to see the messages left by all users who are away.