amin - notify writers that you are busy
[-ynesp] command [args...]
is used when you don't want to be written while running a command.
It runs the command given normally. If your message permissions (see
(1)) are off, it does nothing much else. If your messages are on,
people writing you with write
(1) will be warned that you are running
that command and will be given the opportunity to change their minds about
option may be used to turn your messages entirely off for the
duration of the execution of command. People writing you will get
"Permission denied". The -y
option turns your message
permissions on for the duration of the execution of the command. The -e
may be used after either -n
to indicate that the logins
listed in the .yeswrite
or the .nowrite
files respectively are
exceptions to the message permissions set. The default is -s
leaves your message permissions in their original state. In any case, after
the command is complete, your permissions will be restored to the original
flag causes all telegrams sent to you while the command is running
to be saved. They are displayed as soon as the command is complete. If used
with the -n
flag, writes are refused, but telegrams are still saved.
If you have designated yourself as a helper, you will still be marked on the
(1) output as a helper while you are running amin
people doing ``write help'' will not be connected to you, even if you have the
helper flag set to ``Y''.
/etc/wrttmp to find message permissions
/etc/utmp to find user
mesg(1), finger(1), write(1), huh(1).