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Re: chat

On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 09:30:31AM -0800, Steve Mai wrote:
> I want to chat with someone else on my system when we
> are both connected to my system via ssh. I suppose I
> could install an IRC client and a server, but I would
> think there's something simpler.

Net send?

Try talk(1).

   Talk is a visual communication program which copies lines from your
   terminal to that of another user.
> Unix has a 'write' command, but that seems to invoke
> wordpad when used on the local system and does
> nothing.

Check your path.  Any self-respecting Cygwin user is going to have
~/bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, etc. before any directory containing
Windows executables typically dumped in c:\WINDOWS, c:\WINDOWS\system32
or purposely located in a dozen or so other locations scattered across
the file system.  And that's before anything in c:\Program Files is
taken into account.

> If there is a simple command I'm overlooking, forgive me.

You're forgiven.  But allow me to take this opportunity to suggest that
I can't be the only one rewriting procmail recipes to strip yet another
iteration of a Yahoo! spam! footer! that's slipped by.  

> __________________________________________ 
> Yahoo! DSL ? Something to
> write home about.  Just $16.99/mo. or less.  

Are email accounts so hard to come by, or is the "free" part to be
subsidised by recipients?  Or maybe there's something so nifty about
using web mail that I just don't get? 




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