Is there a Wall message for GNOME or KDE
Robert L Cochran
cochranb at speakeasy.net
Sat Jun 27 01:48:34 UTC 2009
I just used `shutdown -h +6 The system is going down now, please
logoff.` as root, in a terminal window. It prints the message in the
terminal window every minute, along with its own default message. But it
will not cause a Gnome window to open up with the message.
I discovered that even if you close the terminal window, the shutdown
will still take place at the scheduled time.
On 06/26/2009 01:44 PM, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Leslie
> Satenstein<lsatenstein at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I would like to send an alert about a system change or an alert to all gnome
>> users that the system is going offline for maintenance at a certain time.
>> What is the equivalent to the wall function that pops up a window in kde or
>> gnome with the message in a window that must be acknowledged.
> KDE, at least 3.5, acknowledges standard wall messages, though i was not forced.
> But regular wall isn't forced either.
> I am not sure any current OS has mandatory remotely sent messaging.
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