Notify all users

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Tue Sep 9 12:13:33 PDT 2008

On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Yan Seiner wrote:

> How do I go about notifying all users?  I am looking for an equivalent
> of 'wall' for X.  xmessage doesn't really work very well as I'd have to mess
> with xhost in each user's profile.
> I've looked at libnotify, but it runs into dbus security issues.
> So how does a sysadmin notify all users of an impending system event (like a
> shutdown)?

use g-message (which relies on notify-send):

works here..


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