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How do I leave a message for another (local) user?

I know you can use write to send a message to a currently logged in user, but how do you leave a message for a user who is not logged in? The solution I have seen is modify the motd, but that will be ...
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Sending messages to another user

Is there any command to send messages through the Linux shell to other people on the same network? I'm using write user and then write the message itself. But there's any command that doesn't show my ...
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Write text messages between Unix and Windows

Is it possible to send text messages between two users of the same LAN, but the first running Windows with cmd and the second running Linux/Unix? I am not looking for an instant messaging service. I ...
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Universal inbox application?

I am looking for an application that would allow me to read (summaries of) all kinds of inboxes and social media such as Gmail, Facebook, Disqus, StackExchange, Twitter etc. Is there such a thing?
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IM program to support yahoo video calls

I have been trying to migrate to Linux from Windows during the past one year. Until I completely deleted my windows and I have been using Linux mint 15 for the last 30 days. I am really satisfied. I ...
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How to send a prompt to a remote machine like the “you have mail”, ie not using wall

I am currently using wall to show a message on a remote machine when an activity is started and finished. But this is intrusive, as it will write across an editor they might have open etc. What I ...
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Which jabber client receives messages?

I have jabber clients on my computer (pidgin) and on mobile phones (im+). For now each message is received by arbitrary one of them (or so it looks). For instance, if a person sends two messages one ...
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Is there a Ytalk IM successor?

Back in the stone ages, when men were men and women were women and Unix's competitor was VMS, Unix had a lovely talk (or ntalk, or ytalk) split screen IM command where you could talk and both parties ...
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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk?

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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How can I show alert message on the desktop

I am using Fedora 20 with a MATE desktop and the Z shell. Is there a way to display a message on the screen somewhere, sent from a shell program, when the terminal window is not visible?
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How to send system messages to irssi?

I use Irssi together with bitlbee as my overall communication interface (IRC, GTalk, Twitter, XMPP …). Whenever you can speak of something being a message I try to bring it into irssi. Up to now my ...
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How can I set which is the main account for a meta-contact in Empathy?

Empathy allows users to combine contacts together and create what is called a "meta-contact". So if you have a contact that uses different protocols, eg. GTalk and MSN, you can combine them together ...
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Is there any IP messenger for Linux (CentOS)?

Currently am using a Linux (CentOS) machine. Is there any IP messenger for CentOS like iptux and Gnome IP Messenger?
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installation causing error

I have downloaded g2ipmsg from http://www.ipmsg.org/archive/g2ipmsg-0.9.6.tar.gz while installation this package it causing some error checking for G2IPMSG... configure: error: Package ...
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Skyping (video) on Linux

Ever since I have been running Linux I have not been able to use Skype video messages. Even the program I have downloaded for Skype is telephony, and I don't want Skype telephony. What am I doing ...