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Re: [K12OSN] Broadcast message

Here is an article on scripting with xmessage. I will try to dive into this when I get some time.

David Trask wrote:

Ok...I've never played with xmessage until now....I just tried it, but xmessage -Hi There! only shows up on my onw desktop.....how do I
broadcast to all or at least to a chosen user?

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com> on
Friday, October 29, 2004 at 10:32 AM +0000 wrote:

This can be done using xmessage. Since it is part of XFree86, we don't have to worry about which window manager is being used.

One thing I'm not sure about are permission settings with xauth. It also need to have the DISPLAY environmental variable temporarily set to the display you wish the message to pop up on.


David Trask wrote:

Ok....I think it's time we find a way to do this and incorporate it as a
feature in something like TeacherTool. It has been brought up way too
many times. This is a feature in Windows Terminal Server 2003 and should
be in K12ltsp as well if we can figure it out. Any ideas?

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us

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