send notifications to all users

Guido Berhoerster gber at
Sun Feb 22 07:40:55 PST 2015


* Thomas Koch <thomas at> [2015-02-22 14:52]:
> On Saturday, February 21, 2015 06:26:57 PM Guido Berhoerster wrote:
> > How about wall(1)? It's simple, works cross platform and is the
> > only mechanism that notifies all users[*] regardless of whether
> > they are logged in via SSH, on a virtual console, a terminal
> > emulator, or in a X session through a desktop notification via
> > kwrited (by default in KDE) or xwrited in any other DE that has a
> > XDG notification daemon.
> Hi Guido,
> thank you! Of course I found wall when googling, but I didn't find a solution 
> to display wall messages to a Desktop user. Your xwrited seems to be a good 
> solution.

glad to hear that.

> I tried to clone it with hg clone, hg clone --insecure and git clone hg:: but 
> neither worked with the url, 
> also with just http.
> And the download link to the last version doesn't work on

Sorry about that, the download link should be fixed now, see

Cloning over https still doesn't work, uwsgi somehow eats query
strings, I'll debug that later. However, you can download a tarball
of the repo via the web interface

> Maybe you'd like to switch to git instead of mercurial? :-)

Nope  :-)

> Do you know whether anybody already started a package for Debian?

Not that I'm aware of, I only maintain a package on OBS for
Guido Berhoerster

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