mesg man page on Ultrix

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mesg(1)								       mesg(1)

Name
       mesg - allow or disallow messages

Syntax
       mesg [n] [y]

Description
       The  command  with argument n forbids messages via and by revoking non-
       user write permission on the user's terminal.  The command  with	 argu‐
       ment y reinstates permission.  All by itself, reports the current state
       without changing it.

Diagnostics
       Exit status is 0 if messages are receivable, 1 if not, 2 on error.

Files
       /dev/tty*

See Also
       talk(1), write(1)

								       mesg(1)
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