sendmsg(1) 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 specified recipient.

On the receiving site there must be a SAFT-server (Simple Asynchronous File Transfer) installed, like the sendfiled and the recipients terminal must be writeable.

The recipient address can be specified as:

user
a local user or a sendfile alias (see below), e.g.: framstag
[email protected]
an user on a remote host, e.g.: [email protected]
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.belwue.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 protected]
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:


   [email protected] [mfb]

m stands for messages, f for files and b for both. Wildcards * and ? are allowed. Examples:


   [email protected] b
   *aol.com m

/var/spool/sendfile/$LOGNAME/config/aliases
The sendfile alias file. Format:


   alias address

Example:


   chief [email protected]

AUTHOR

Ulli Horlacher - [email protected]