SENDMSG(1) SENDMSG(1) NAME sendmsg - send a message via Internet SYNOPSIS sendmsg [ -46vVfrmMl ] [ -u 'from' ] [ -s 'message' ] recipient DESCRIPTION sendmsg sends a one line text message to the terminal(s) of the speci- fied recipient. On the receiving site there must be a SAFT-server (Simple Asynchronous File Transfer) installed, like the sendfiled and the recipients termi- nal must be writeable. The recipient address can be specified as: user a local user or a sendfile alias (see below), e.g.: framstag user@host an user on a remote host, e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org saft://host/user like above, but in URL-syntax, e.g.: saft://bofh.belwue.de/framstag saft://host:port/user like above, but with alternate SAFT-port, e.g.: saft://bofh.bel- wue.de:4870/framstag OPTIONS -4, -6 Explicitly force IPv4 or IPv6 connections. By default, the program will try to resolve the name given, and choose the appropriate protocol automatically. If resolving a host name returns both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, sendmsg will try to use the adresses in the order they are returned by the resolver. -v Verbose mode: show SAFT protocol messages. -V Show version information and exit. -f Force sending of messages and ignore tty (re)settings. -r Reply to last received message. -m Receive messages only on this tty. This is the default. -M Allow receiving messages on other ttys. -l Allow sending of multiline messages messages. -s 'message' Send directly message. -u 'from' Set sender to from instead of $LOGNAME. -q Quiet mode: print no transfer messages. EXAMPLES sendmsg email@example.com message: how about lunch? FILES /etc/sendfile.deny Users which are not allowed to receive files or messages (set by root). /var/spool/sendfile/$LOGNAME/config/restrictions List of addresses from where you don't want messages or files. The format is: user@host [mfb] m stands for messages, f for files and b for both. Wildcards * and ? are allowed. Examples: firstname.lastname@example.org b *aol.com m /var/spool/sendfile/$LOGNAME/config/aliases The sendfile alias file. Format: alias address Example: chief email@example.com SEE ALSO sendfile(1). AUTHOR Ulli Horlacher - firstname.lastname@example.org 3rd Berkeley Distribution SENDMSG(1)
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