|TALK(1)||General Commands Manual||TALK(1)|
talk — talk to
talk is a visual communication program
which copies lines from your terminal to that of another user.
The command arguments are as follows:
talkwindow. The default is to clear the next two rows and jump from the bottom of the window to the top.
When first called,
talk sends the
Message from Talk_Daemon@localhost... talk: connection requested by your_name@your_machine. talk: respond with: talk your_name@your_machine
to the user you wish to talk to. At this point, the recipient of the message should reply by typing
$ talk your_name@your_machine
It doesn't matter from which machine the recipient replies, as
long as the login name is the same. If the machine is not the one to which
the talk request was sent, it is noted on the screen. Once communication is
established, the two parties may type simultaneously, with their output
appearing in separate windows. Typing control-L
^L’) will cause the screen to be
reprinted, while the erase, kill, and word kill characters will behave
normally. To exit, just type the interrupt character;
talk then moves the cursor to the bottom of the
screen and restores the terminal to its previous state.
talkand exit with a zero status.
talk utility exits 0 on success, and
>0 if either an error occurred or
talk is invoked
on an unsupported terminal.
talk utility is compliant with the
IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”)
specification, though its presence is optional.
The flags [
-Hs] are extensions to that
talk command appeared in
The version of
talk released with
4.3BSD uses a protocol that is incompatible with the
protocol used in the version released with
|June 2, 2014||OpenBSD-6.1|