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- From: George <d1945 at sbcglobal dot net>
- To: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:18:44 -0800
- Subject: Re: chat
- References: <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: George <d1945 at sbcglobal dot net>
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
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.
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
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?