Questions tagged [messaging]

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How to suppress a message from a program while installing it to use in a bash program? [duplicate]

PROBLEM: I have a program written in bash that does a lot of stuff like install new software on the system. One of the programs it installs has an extravagant message appear where you get some info ...
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How to check usage of mqueues reliably?

I run a testing server for a software that depends on the massive usage of mqueues (POSIX messages queues). I increased limits to a reasonable level and got it working a long time ago. However, the ...
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Print a message a given number of times, right after system boot (init) in a GUI-less system [duplicate]

I want that for a given number of system boots (say, 1 or 2 system boots), a message will appear. I will store the message somewhere, maybe in a variable: message='If you finished testing, make sure ...
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A wall message warned of impending reboot or shutdown, but I missed the details. How can I obtain them?

While some output was being written to my terminal, a wall message passed by. It went too fast for me to read it. All I could tell was Broadcast message from The system is going down for And even ...
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talk returns error when trying to connect to user at other machine

If I try to talk to a user on a machine on the local network, I get: ~ % talk toothrot@othermachine [Service connection established.] Error on write to talk daemon: Invalid argument I'm running Arch....
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What should my package-manager-like command line tool print to stdout/stderr?

I'm working on a project that will use whatever package manager is available to provision a freshly installed OS. Some examples of package managers could be apt for Ubuntu, brew and brew cask for OSX, ...
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How to avoid receiving warning message from a mount system

I asked similar question in superuser, no satisfying answer. Re-post here with some update. I mount a remote host to my system during debug because the source code is on that host, but after I do the ...
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xchat: connecting to one account from two clients

I am using xchat IRC client in Debian. I have two computers, one in my office and another at home. I would like to be connected to my IRC server from both computers using the same account. People who ...
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Is there any way to send sms to a mobile number using shell script? [closed]

I want to send sSMS periodically to certain Mobile numbers (Indian mobile numbers.) Is there a way I can send an SMS with my own cellphone number or by creating an account on a site like way2sms?
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How can I alert on completion of a long task over ssh?

My desktop is Ubuntu, which has the handy program notify-send, which pops up an alert on the desktop. It also has the following handy alias built in: $ type alert alert is aliased to `notify-send --...
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Sending messages to another user over network

This one is similar to Sending messages to another user except that I want to accept messages over network. If there is a way to just unblock the port to receive messages, that would be fine. If ...
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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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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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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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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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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk? [closed]

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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Installation causing error

I have downloaded g2ipmsg from http://www.ipmsg.org/archive/g2ipmsg-0.9.6.tar.gz While installing this package, it is causing some error. checking for G2IPMSG... configure: error: Package ...
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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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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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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 install SMS Servers and Phone Servers?

If we want our servers to email, we know that we should install sendmail or qmail. If we want our servers to send SMS or robot calling (e.g voice confirmation [insecure method] ), what should we ...
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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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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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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 ...