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  1. #1
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    2 people chat via ssh

    if 2 people are logged into the same server at the same time what is the command to chat to each other?

    linux/cpanel

    thanks

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    'wall' is probably your best bet.

    man wall
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    yep, wall _____

    then wall ______ back to respond
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    'talk' is probably the utility you are after (BSD), 'write' is another

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    Wall is a broadcast to all users, hence the name. Write is another good one, it sends to the target user.

    Another trick that most people don't know. If two people are loged in as the same user, one person can open screen, and a second person use screen -x, and both people will see and control the same session

    This is usefull if you want someone to show you something, or when your working on a project with someone and need to coordinate your skills.
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    I thank everyone for all your help.

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    haha, I love that command. It makes it so much easier to communicate when you have two or more people logged in for who knows what reasons.

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    And you can always do simply:
    echo "Hi" > /dev/pts/1
    if you're root (replace pts/1 with the terminal other party is at).

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    ytalk -- very good (although talk works just fine for two users).
    At a summer camp I voluntereed at awhile ago we would log onto the server and ytalk with the admin people down in the main foyer for when the parents came to pick the kids up .Worked quite well. I still use ytalk to talk to some of my contractors now and again.

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