What is “write” Command ?

What is “write” Command ?

The write command enables you to write an actual message on the other terminal online. You have to issue the write command with the login ID of the user with whom you want to communicate. The write command informs the user at the other end that there is a message from another user. write pastes that message onto the other user’s terminal if their terminal’s write permissions are set. Even if they are in the middle of an edit session, write overwrites whatever is on the screen. The edit session contents are not corrupted; you can restore the original screen on most editors with Ctrl-L.

write is mostly used for one-way communication, but you can have an actual conversation as well.

example: write user [ttyname]

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Ravi Bhure

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