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The Message Command

Leave a message for a user.


message name



Use the message command to leave a message for a user who is not logged in. The message will be displayed to name when she or he logs in again. The message will only be displayed once. The next time name logs in she or he won't see the message again.

If you just type message without any argument you'll see the messages that were left for you since you logged in. As this command is limited to one line, this feature is for short notes. If you want to write longer messages please use electronic mail. Please note that name completion doesn't work for this command.